Manila Composers Lab (MCL) to hold 10th anniversary celebration next week


Manila Composers Lab (MCL) to hold 10th anniversary celebration next week

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Manila Composers Lab (MCL) is bringing in special guests and artists for a five-day event at the UP College of Music from March 25 to 29, 2019. They will be joined by the Ensemble Hand Werk (Germany), Novo Concertante Manila, UP Tugtugang Musika Asyatika, Rag-O-Duo, and Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas. The anniversary celebration will feature fora, concerts and workshops from experts and former MCL students.

Seven speakers will lead the forum on March 25 from 9AM to 5:30PM including MCL Founder and Director Jonas Baes, Chow JunYan, Feliz Macahis, Choke Vanessa, Septian Dwi Cahyo, Trinh Luong, and Jose Buencamino.

Two major concerts that are entirely free of charge will be held on March 27, 7PM at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium and on March 29, 7PM at the Annex Garden, UP College of Music. Both concerts will feature music by Filipino National Artists Jose Maceda and Ramon P. Santos, and Berliner Kunstpreis awardee Mathias Spahlinger, along with works by Dr. Baes, Prof. Josefino “Chino” Toledo, Dean LaVerne de la Peña, and Mr. Alexander John Villanueva.

Since 2019, the MCL has served as a platform for young musicians and composers throughout Southeast Asia and Europe to present and promote their works. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to share knowledge and learn the craft from the experts and from each other.

For more details regarding the schedule, please contact Ms. Pauline Arejola (paulinearejola@gmail.com) or visit the following links:

https://www.goethe.de/ins/ph/en/m/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21482303 (Goethe Institut)

https://www.facebook.com/events/321164221725597/ (Facebook event page)

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