The Manila Symphony Orchestra recently held their fourth concert of the season entitled Beethoven Redux. Held last November 30 in Meralco Theater, the event featured guest soloist Iskandar Widjaja under the baton of Darell Ang. These award-winning guests played Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and premiered a brand new composition made by the critically acclaimed composer, Jeffrey Ching.

Mr Willson Ong is seen as he conducted the overture.

The whole event was a masterclass collaboration between all three artists, and the Manila Symphony Orchestra – however, none shined brighter than Iskandar Widjaja. This German-born violinist, is considered a pop phenomenon in his second homeland of Indonesia.  Although prevalent in multiple styles of music, he is mainly focused on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He did bless the stage with Beethoven’s most well known works, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 61 – not an easy task in any regard, but the young Phenom handles it with ease. He then premiered the Jeffrey Ching-composed, Par Clemeza Pour Clement to end the night’s festivities.

Iskander Widjaja passionately paying tribute to Beethoven’s greatest works.


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