sunshine classics

Mariel Ilusorio and Sunshine Place brings at the convenience of your very homes classical music with today's renowned and reputable Filipino artists.

Sunshine Classics can be viewed via YouTube channel of Sunshine Place: Senior Recreation Center

Please contact Mariel Ilusorio at (0917) 709-2255 or for ticket reservations.

Ticket prices stated below:

ALL 5 PhP 1,000 Senior | PhP 1,400 Regular

< ALL 5 ~ EXTENDED UPTO MARCH 31, 2021 >

CHOOSE 4 PhP 850 Senior | PhP 1,250 Regular

CHOOSE 3 PhP 700 Senior | PhP 1,000 Regular

SOLO PhP 250 Senior | PhP 350 Regular

Once paid and registered, an email will be sent to registrant containing the program’s YouTube link.

The link will be valid for 1 month, respective to the duration of each concert.

Hosted by renowned Filipina pianist Mariel Ilusorio, Sunshine Classics from February 15 to March 31 with Angono National Symphonic Band playing compositions and arrangements of National Artist for Music Lucio D. San Pedro, commemorating his 108th birthdate this February 11.

The Angono National Symphonic Band was built side-by-side the National Artist’s father, Elpidio San Pedro as a laboratory band for conducting and composition. The performance features Maestro San Pedro’s granddaughter Mary Grace Solleil Intalan San Pedro to sing her grandfather’s popular composition.

Second to the series is Singing in Sunshine from April 15 to May 15.

A voice and piano concerto featuring a soprano who “possesses a voice with remarkable flexibility and a truly commanding musical presence”, Stefanie Quintin – Avila.

Joining her is tenor Ivan Nery, “an artist who possesses a beautiful voice that is smooth and clear and with a wide range of coloring plus unsullied musiciality”, 1st prize in the Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition and Aliw award nominee for best actor in a musical (Noli Me Tangere the opera) and best classical performer.

To accompany the singers, will be Mariel Ilusorio, renowned Filipina Pianist, who pursued her musical studies in the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, and the State Academy of Music and Theater Hannover, Germany.

Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet from July 15 to August 15 featuring its members:

Violinist, Jeanne Rafaella Marquez is the first prize winner of the 2018 National Music Competitions for Young Artist (NAMCYA) Junior Strings Category.

Sixteen year-old violinist Emanuel John (EJ) Villarin is a multiple prizewinner at the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) - in 2013 2nd prize Winner for Category A; in 2018 2nd prize Winner for the Upper Strings Category, and in 2020 1st prize winner for the Junior Category.

Violist, Lance Morrison won 2nd Prize at the 2020 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), with the special distinction of being the only violist among 6 finalists in the competition.

Cellist, Justin Louis Talusan was awarded an Honorable Mention at the NAMCYA, Junior Strings Category held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 2016 and 2018. He is a pioneer member and the principal cellist of the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) in 2014 under the direction of Prof. Jeffrey Solares. The quartet will perform a program ranging from classics to pop!

Nostalgia, a piano journey down memory lane with Inna Montesclaros will be from September 15 to October 15.

The classical piano soloist finished her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Royal College of Music in London, with Prof. Ian Jones and her Master of Arts Degree and her Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Prof. Ian Fountain. For her studies, she was honored to have been awarded scholarships throughout, and finished with First Honors and Distinction. The program will consist of romantic and sentimental music to warm your hearts!

To cap the series for the year, Sunshine Classics presents Manila Piano Trio from November 15 to December 15.

Denise Santos-Huang, violinist, earned her Master’s degree from San Francisco State University as a recipient of several scholarships. A prize winner of several competitions, she has performed as soloist with various orchestras both in the Philippines and the US. She has also served as principal violinist and concertmaster in different orchestras, both local and foreign.

Anjo Inacay, cellist, is currently a cello professor at University of Santo Tomas and Philippine Women's University. A first prize winner of NAMCYA in 2005, he was also a featured cellist by the CCP Young Artist Series, MCO Foundation, Manila Symphony Orchestra, and UST Symphony Orchestra. He earned his master's degree at The Boston Conservatory, USA under a merit scholarship.

Dr. Abelardo Galang II, pianist, is a Berlin-based pianist. Abelardo Galang is a German recording artist who holds three graduate degrees: Master’s degree from Tokyo, Japan and Berlin, Germany, and a Doctorate degree also from Berlin, Germany. His vast number of performances include solo concerts, Lied collaborations, and chamber performances in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. The piano trio will present exquisite music from the classics to cinema.