LA City Council salutes Fil-Am orchestra’s 10th year

/ 01:09 AM October 09, 2018

The Los Angeles City Council presented a certificate of resolution to commemorate the 10thanniversary of FASO, represented by its officers and several board members (from left): Blanche Gomez, Bob Shroder, Louie Ramos, Jilly Canizares, Arlene Ferrolino, John Mina and Charina Vergara. RICK GAVINO

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council recently passed a resolution to honor the 10thanniversary of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), wishing the orchestra “many years of continued growth, success and great contribution to the City of Los Angeles.”

After reading the resolution in the ceremonies held at the Los Angeles City Hall, councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presented the resolution certificate to the FASO board, led by president Arlene Ferrolino and musical director and conductor Robert “Bob” Shroder. The recognition was part of the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees’ annual celebration of the proclamation of Filipino-American History Month (October) in L.A.


To celebrate its first decade as the first and only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, FASO will stage “[email protected]: A Decade of Music, Harmony and Community,” a concert on November 3 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

Shaping up to be an extra special show by FASO, which has given memorable, highly entertaining concerts through the years, the production will feature talented guest artists, including Erwin Andaya, Pete Avendano, Mikaela Bautista, Christina Blay, Joan Cano, Nayah Damasen, Gelo Francisco, Deedee Magno Hall, Cliffton Hall, Kit Navarro, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, FASO Children’s Ensemble and Alumni, Holy Family Filipino Chorale, Pacific Vocal Artists, Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles and WIN (Waraynon Initiative Network) Chorale. Joey Albert, a friend of FASO, will also perform.


The show, presented by Espina Lawyers, APLC and Silver Saddle Ranch and Club, begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Alex Theatre is located on 216 N. Brand Blvd. Tickets and other details at:

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