Faculty Concert Series
The Abelardo Hall Concert Series Showcases Culture, Heritage and Diversity of Filipino Artists
The U.P. Abelardo hall is one of the oldest concert halls in the country. Completed on August 24, 1963, the auditorium was built jointly by the United States Agency for International Development and the University of the Philippines. Its main purpose was to provide a meeting place for all those who love to listen to fine music composed by Filipino and international composers interpreted by local and visiting artists.
As evidenced by the great works of Filipino masters, Philippine music evolved mirroring Filipino practices, and traditions, while showcasing diverse culture and heritage. Inherent in Filipino culture are music professing love for country, expressing passion for freedom, reflecting romantic and hopeless love, honoring nature, and showing devotion to beliefs.
Filipino artists integrate in their repertoire, even in international arena, the uniqueness of Filipino music spread to all kinds of musical forms, from the folk songs to the kundiman, religious music, Filipino sarsuela, Filipino vaudeville, Filipino opera, world music, protest songs, and the more popular Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
The above works enrich Filipino music and
cultural heritage. After thousands of recitals and concerts
performed, the Abelardo Hall continues to showcase Philippine
diversity in music; with it, the excellence of Filipino artists.
Almost half century hence, the U.P. Abelardo Hall Auditorium has stood the test of time. For the academic year 2012-2013, we offer the public selected programs to be performed by faculty and alumni and distinguished friends in the field.