Fil-Am Symphony presents “Holiday Pops Concert” on Dec. 9
LOS ANGELES — It will be a special, heartwarming evening when the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, presents “Holiday Pops Concert” on Saturday, December 9, 6:00 p.m., at the beautiful Arcadia Performing Arts Center.
FASO, praised for its immensely entertaining and outstanding concerts, will perform beloved, popular American and Filipino Christmas music with an adult choir comprising members from Holy Family Chorale (Glendale), St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Church Choir (Walnut), St. Jane Frances de Chantal Choir (North Hollywood) and Vox Kapelle Choir (Artesia), and a children’s choir combining members of GOD Faith Choir (Carson), IHMC Children’s Choir (Los Angeles) and Precious Blood Children’s Choir (Los Angeles).
After auditions, FASO tapped talented Shane Cabellon, Nayah Damasen, Janelle Feraro and Riley Silos as youth guest performers. An exciting lineup of adult guest performers will be announced soon.
“Shane is a 10-year-old ventriloquist who sings very well,” said Louie Ramos, FASO’s vice president and one of the show’s arrangers. “He went through regular FASO auditions and competed against topnotch singers who sing in the usual way, with their mouths open.”
Ramos added, “We have always featured kids in our concerts. In our interaction with the children’s parents, we noticed that these dads and moms are talented singers, too. So we will be featuring them in a group number.”
The acclaimed orchestra, made up of an estimated 60 musicians led by music director and conductor Robert “Bob” Shroder, will also perform pop, Broadway and OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and, for extra fun, your favorite TV commercial jingles from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Tickets at $100, $60, $40 and $25 are available through Andy Tecson (323) 467-5096. Tickets are also available at http://www.arcadiapaf.org/leased-events/. More information at www.fasofoundation.org. Arcadia Performing Arts Center is located at 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007.