'Oído' [o-ee’-do] is a Spanish word which means "to hear" or "to listen." When somebody says one has an oido, it merely means that one has an ear for music.About Me Ask Me!
A violinist friend of mine invited me yesterday to an Alumni Concert at the UST Conservatory of Music. It was my very first time to see a classical music concert and it was awesome! I have been used to rock concerts where instruments are amplified to [almost] their limit in a large venue and this one’s way different. The concert was held at a recital hall which is a little larger than a conventional classroom. The ceiling, the floor and the walls were made of wood and were acoustically designed for musical performances. Okay, will you just forgive me for my ignorance? This was only the second acoustic venue I’ve been into (Philam Life Theater at U.N. Avenue being the first where I attended a seminar, not a concert).
So anyway… The show was sick. Three string performers who are alumni of the Conservatory showcased their kick-ass talents. The performances were accompanied by a piano played by a faculty member (my violinist friend’s professor, in fact). Two of them played the violin and the other played the viola. There were three individual performances, a double concerto (violin and viola) and a terzetto (trio). If I were to judge who is the best among these three, I might just explode. It’s just hard to pick one as they are all equally talented. As a beginner violinist, I’d look like a garbage when seated next to these diamonds. LOLOLOL
Now I am a big fan of this string trio who are all faculty members at Miriam College Center for Applied Music.
Joy Allan dela Cruz, Viola
Jhames Labrador, Violin
Jan Christian Gutierrez, Violin
Trust me. When you see a concert like this, you will not believe what you hear. :))