MCOF Executive Director Angel Nacino
Pianist Najib Ismail poses for a photo after the show.
Arthur Espiritu and his lovely wife. The two, incidentally, are newlyweds!
By the end of the night, I was a full convert to the cult of chamber music. Fortunately, I would not have to wait long to get my next fix. After the show, I struck up conversation with MCO’s executive director, Angel Nacino, who explained that this was merely the first performance of the first of two seasons in the year, with the second performance slated for March 6. This time, in line with MCO’s philosophy of featuring young, up-and-coming talent, the program would feature a performance by cello prodigy Gou Quile, in partnership with violinist Gina Medina and pianist Mary Anne Espina.
So When In Manila, and looking for a night to relax in the company of amazing music, why not look up the shows of the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation? With their amazing roster of artists, brilliant performances, and intimate ambiance, shows by the MCO are guaranteed evenings to remember.
For more information, contact the MCOF Secretariat at 750-0768 or 0920-954-0053. Tickets are available via TicketWorld or COEA (782-7164/0918-347-3027).
Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation, Inc. Brings a Night of Romantic Music with “The Poet Speaks” Concert, featuring Tenor Arthur Espiritu and Pianist Najib Ismail