Manila Symphony Orchestra: a piece of history in music
An orchestra full of stories and talent, the Manila Symphony Orchestra is a major symbol of the Philippines history. If you want to witness what this historic orchestra has to offer, visit StubHub today to get your Manila Symphony Orchestra tickets.
History, music and political activism
Founded by Venetian orchestra director Alexander Lippay in 1926, the Manila Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestras in Asia. If that in itself is not enough to make it part of the Philippine history, the fact that it became a symbol of resistance during World War II definitely should. In the 1940s, the orchestra refused to perform as a sign of protest during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines and hid their instruments in demonstration. The instruments didn’t resurface until 1945, when the orchestra was reassembled under the guidance of Herbert Zipper, a man who went through the Nazi concentration camps and had emigrated to the Philippines after his release. After its first post-liberation concert on May of 1945, held at Santa Cruz Church, the orchestra started touring the country. They performed for both American and Filipino soldiers in post-liberation camps and for wounded soldiers and civilians, in hospital wards and refugee camps. With such history, is it really so hard to believe Manila Symphony Orchestra tickets are hard to come by?
The Manila Symphony Orchestra prepares for the future
Over the years, the Manila Symphony Orchestra has included internationally-renowned artists such as Montserrat Caballé, Eugene Istomin and Barry Tuckwell, and is now on the lookout for new young talent. The orchestra has turned into a showcase for local talent, promoting two programs which aim to develop Filipino music, something that has been sorely neglected in the past few decades. With over 60 members, the orchestra has yet to disappoint its fans, with supporters flocking to the orchestra’s every performance. Concerts usually include classical pieces such as Bach’s "Ave Maria", Beethoven’s "Symphony no. 3" and Dvorak’s "Symphony no. 5". The Orchestra also tries to include modern music, such as the Beatle’s "Hey Jude", "Yesterday" and "Here Comes the Sun", appealing to a boarder audience and definitely being a hit with people of all ages. So, if you want to guarantee your Manila Symphony Orchestra tickets, get on StubHub today. If you can’t make the show you can also sell them back. While you are at it, why not check out other popular orchestras such as the Minnesota Orchestra or the Twilite Orchestra?