Renowned Guitarist, Rondalla Group Perform on August 4

Renowned Guitarist, Rondalla Group Perform on August 4

A traditional guitar concert dubbed “One/String” on August 4 at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium adds to the line-up of cultural highlights for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Cultural Affairs Committee.

The concert features renowned Filipino music artist Maestro Michael Dadap, who has made a name for himself and the Philippines in New York, and Kwerdas, considered one of the country’s most creative and entertaining rondalla ensembles.  


Maestro Dadap was the Artistic/Music Director and principal conductor of the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York. In 1990, he founded the Young Symphonic Ensemble. He has won several awards, including one from the Asian-American Alliance for the Arts and the “2000 Artist for the Year Award” from the Flushing Council on the Arts in Queens, New York. His remarkable achievements as a musician were recognized by the Philippine government, receiving in 2006 the “Pamana Ng Lahi” Presidential Award.

Kwerdas participated in the Asian-Caribbean Festival in Miami, Florida, and became mainstay performers during the International Rondalla and Pluck String Festival organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

“One/String” will be staged twice on August 4: matinee at 3PM and gala at 8PM.

For ticket purchase, contact the Cultural Affairs Office at (035) 422-4365, or e-mail [email protected].