CAO features classics and pop in concert

Date Posted: April 15, 2019 at 04:33 PM

Occasionally, the Cultural Affairs Office (CAO) of Adamson University mounts a concert that features AdU’s homegrown musical talents made up mostly of students. FUSION: Classic Meets Pop did exactly that when CAO presented it at the Adamson University Theater last April 11, 2019. 

After the requisite Opening Prayer, National Anthem and Welcome Remarks, the program took off right away with Chopin’s Scherzo in B-flat Minor Opus 31 rendered in near perfect coaxing of the ivory keys by Prof. Gerard de Guzman, PhD who also teaches at the College of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Adamson. He played two more pieces – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp and Three Preludes – to wrap up the first set.

The AdU Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Mr. Reynato Resurreccion, Jr performed the next four pieces. These included Moon River/Conga, O Sole Mio, Malagenha, and a Jose Mari Chan medley. Resurreccion is a member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and conducts Adamson’s Brass Band and other smaller groups.

Prof. De Guzman came back for the third set to play four more pieces, this time venturing into more modern pieces like Star Wars Suite, Never Enough (from The Greatest Showman), Bohemian Rhapsody and End Credits from the film Les Miserables. 

With the AdU String Ensemble at his side, Mr. Reynato Resurreccion did his own shift to a more pop genre via The Best of Abba for Strings. He then proceeded to serve up the last three-number set in collaboration with another bigger group, the AdU Acoustic Band. Together they gave the audience beautiful interpretations of Feeling Good, Orange-Colored Sky and Blank Space. 

Minsan Ang Minahal Ay Ako was the chosen piece for the Finale.