A Symphonic Metamorphosis
I watched the UP Symphonic Band again with their show “A Symphonic Metamorphosis”. As usual, I came in late with the first part largely finished by the moment I trotted up the auditorium’s uppermost row of seats.
Prof Rodney Ambat conducted the college-based band with his usual brisk, intense and jerky baton-swinging gestures.
Here are some of the performances I recorded.
The Divine Comedy
This one’s utterly long, divided into four movements. I was glad my digital camera was able to record that long without suddenly shutting off. With this song, I saw the band sang the choral parts–the effect was chilling. It was like Anguish drawling. I also heard the sound of chains clanking.
The Year of the Dragon
The Banquet of Light
This is the encore piece.
By the way, here is a YouTube link from user Khalidmandi1 having a wonderful record (a clearer one) of the event: http://www.youtube.com/user/Khalidmandi1/videos