Sun, Sep 11|
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
FAAR presents MUSIKAHAN AT BAYANIHAN
An all-Filipino repertoire Benefit Concert for current Eastman School of Music Graduate Student, Rey Sunglao from Manila, Philippines. Collaborating Artists: Ali Santos & Consuelo De Los Santos. Admission to the concert is by donation. All proceeds go to his tuition at the Eastman School of Music.
Time & Location
Sep 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 115 Maple Ave, Victor, NY 14564, USA
About the event
The Filipino American Association of Rochester (FAAR) presents Musikahan At Bayanihan. An all- Filipino repertoire Benefit Concert for Eastman School of Music Graduate Student Rey Sunglao. Rey is a current master student taking up a double Master's Degree in Music Education and Double Bass Performance and Literature. Rey is a recent graduate of Bachelor of Music in Music Education at St. Scholastica College, Manila(SSC). A recipient of the Sister Baptista Battig Music Scholarship, Philberth Scholarship, and Future Faces Manila Scholarship. Rey graduated magna cum laude and holds the title of the first male valedictorian of St. Scholastica.
Rey is the very first Double bass graduate of SSC. He was a finalist at the 2017 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. He represented the Philippines twice at the Asian Youth Orchestra with other Asian musicians from around the world. Both a teacher and performer, he is a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra, taught at Canadian American School, Manila, and co-founded an online learning program, @learningwithmax. At Eastman, Rey is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Music Teaching and Learning Department, Program Assistant at the Office of the Student Affairs, and Summer Conference Manager for Summer@Eastman. Moreover, he is a Staff Singer-Tenor for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY.
While attending Eastman last semester, a tuition grant program from an organization in the Philippines was cancelled as well as a private foundation that had promised to help pay with his living accommodations while studying in Rochester. Both sources of assistance were cancelled as a direct result of the economy in Manila due to the Covid -19 pandemic.
FAAR is organizing this Benefit Concert to help raise funds for his partial tuition.
Please join us as a community to help him continue his education to help further his goal. Let's show Rey and the community the "BAYANIHAN" Spirit.
Ali Santos - originally from Chesapeake, VA and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. A student at the Eastman School of Music she currently studies with David Higgs, chair of the Organ & Historical Keyboards Dept. at Eastman. Her current position is Organist and Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran in Webster, NY.
Consuelo De Los Santos - a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Master of Music - Piano Performance. Currently the Director of Music Ministry at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rochester, NY
Featuring works of: Augusto Espino, Francisco Santiago, Jose Estella, Angel Pena, and classisc by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin and others.
Admission to the concert is by donation. All proceeds will go to Rey's tuition at the Eastman School of Music
The concert will also live stream on St Patrick's YouTube channel
Donations can be made directly to Rey's PayPal or Venmo account during the concert or if you are unable to attend and would like to donate, Please contact Rey at email@example.com or mail a check payable to Rey Sunglao and mail to FAAR PO Box 92305, Rochester, NY 14692