I, Vincent del Rosario am a member of the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra.The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra is comprised of the Philippines' top young string players, and we, the MSJO will participate in the prestigious festival/competition in Vienna called the Summa Cumm Laude Festival. It is the first time a Philippine youth orchestra is going to participate in an International Competition. Besides going to Vienna, our group will also go to Prague and to Germany for concerts.
This fundraising will provide for the airfare, accommodations, and other further expenses needed for my trip.
The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra was organized in 2014 as the youth orchestra development program of the MSO Foundation, Inc. and is aimed to gather the best of the country’s young string musicians and equip us with the knowledge and experience of orchestral literature of various styles and genres.
Today there are 35 members playing string instruments: violin, viola and the cello. We regularly rehearse at the space near the MSO Academy branch in Glorietta, Makati City. We made a debut at the Cultural Center of the Philippines – Strings Like Teen Spirit – in November 2016 and performed a series of mall shows that Christmas season. We also regularly play at Concert at the Park in Luneta.
In our performances, we delight our audience wth a mix of classical pieces, original Pilipino music and even arrangements of modern rock and pop songs.
The 2017 trip
The Summa Cum Laude Festival is one of the most prestigious youth music festivals in the world. It will be held at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. Competing groups – among them youth orchestras from Austria, Germany, China, United States, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Spain, and Italy, will be asked to play from among a list of pre-selected pieces that would show their skill and technique.
The trip will also take us to prominent concert venues, the Sound of Music tour, and tutorials and workshops by the best music teachers of the region.
For details about the Summa Cumm Laude Festival here is a link to their website: http://www.sclfestival.org/
Here is a link to my YouTube channel where I post videos of me playing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjSP2RpO6YSYd86yc...
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