Gerard Salonga to lead ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra
|Gerard Salonga. Photo from the Cultural Center of the Philippines|
MANILA, Philippines – Musical director Gerard Salonga, brother of Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, will lead the soon-to-be-created philharmonic orchestra of ABS-CBN.
“ABS-CBN Corp. and First Philippine Holdings Corp. are pleased to announce auditions for various musician positions to form the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the music direction of Mr. Gerard Salonga,” ABS-CBN said in a statement.
Auditions will be held from April 23 to 27 at the Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN in Quezon City.
Interested and qualified musicians may apply for the following positions:
- assistant concertmaster
- assistant principal second violin
- tutti violin (first and second)
- assistant principal viola
- assistant principal cello
- tutti cello
- assistant principal double bass
- assistant principal flute
- assistant principal oboe
- assistant principal bassoon
- assistant principal trumpet
- third trumpet (six-month position)
They are expected to complete an application form, which can be downloaded at the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra blog, and to perform the required orchestral excerpts during the audition.
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