The Silliman University Cultural Affairs Council opened the cultural season with Strings Delight, a concert featuring international cellist Mikko Pablo at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.
Pablo was assisted by guitarist Gonzalo Misa and pianist April Merced-Misa. Other assisting artists were home-grown talents Silliman University String Ensemble and the Don Bosco String Ensemble.
Aside from the concert, Pablo gave a masterclass to the SU Strings Ensemble from Sept. 14-16.
Pablo hails from Cebu and started playing cello when he was 16 years old. After two years, he studied with Bongshin Ko and Daniel Rothmuller of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on a full scholarship. He finished his studies in 2020 under the mentorship of Justus Grimm at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in Belgium. Since then, he has collaborated with international musicians and played in various ensembles.
CAC will feature three more major events at the Luce Auditorium: a musical play, Ang Mikado, will be staged Oct. 27 and 28;Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers will have a concert on Nov. 25; the Loboc Children’s Choir will have a Christmas concert and outreach concerts for the Silliman University School of Basic Education.
For ticket inquiries, visit the SU Cultural Affairs Council website at www.sillimancac.com (SU OIP)