This Friday, July 6, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., Paco Park Presents focuses on wind music with Basunistas Pilipinas, composed of local bassoon players, who are members of the national orchestra. Ms. Thea Perez hosts the program. The public is cordially invited.
Basunistas Pilipinas Paco Park Special Education Philippines
Bassoon playing in the Philippines is believed to have started together with the formation of the Manila Symphony Orchestra in 1926. Bassoon mentors like Karl Otto Hartmann of Germany stayed in the Philippines for about a year to train would be bassoonists in the Philippines. With the assistance of the Young Musicians Development Organization, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music and the University of the Philippines College of Music, several workshops and seminars were organized with distinguished bassoonists from Australia, Canada; Isaac Bull, Canada; Christopher Brentt Schaub, USA/Thailand; Vance Lee, Hong Kong; Steve Dibner, USA; Richard Meek, USA as clinicians.
Basunistas Pilipinas is a group of passionate and enthusiastic bassoon players dedicated in developing and propagating the art of bassoon playing in the Philippines. The group is composed of bassoonists from different generations of both professionals and students alike, who promises to ensure a proficient standard of bassoon playing that would cater to the music world as well as honing and opening vast opportunities to aspiring young bassoonists.
Basunistas Pilipinas has prepared the following program: FIFTH EYE OF BEETHOVEN (Arr: Adolfo Mendoza); TWO MOVEMENTS FROM MILDE’S TRIO FOR BASSOONS (L. Milde); TANGO FOR THREE BASSOONS (Manuel Martinez); OH DARLING and DAY TRIPPER (Beatles), LIBERTANGO (E. Villkovsky); HIATUS (Mike Mower); CUATRO DANZAS BRASILEIRAS (Antonio Bruno); GANG OF WOLVES (Peter Schikele); and BEETLES’ DANCE (Bufford).
Paco Park Presents is a regular public service project of the Department of Tourism, under Sec. Ramon Jimenez, Jr., the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under Executive Director Juliet H. Villegas, and the People’s Television Four. NPDC Chief of the Cultural & Public Affairs Mr. Freddie A. Edos is the Executive In Charge of the project. Gie V. Arnold writes the script.
Admission to Paco Park Presents is free of charge. The public is cordially invited.