CTFLC and Dr. Ramon "Montet" G. Acoymo's Concert

CTFLC and Dr. Ramon “Montet” G. Acoymo’s Concert

 

Last Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM, CTFLC presented Dr. Ramon “Montet” Acoymo’s Concert at Anchors Catering & Conference Center, San Diego.  The concert was entitled “The Language of Music, The Music of Language”. This was a community outreach activity celebrating the poetry and music of the Philippines.

 

In his biography, Dr. Ramon “Montet” Acoymo is a renowned tenor and  “Most Outstanding Classical Singer”. He made concerts in the Philippines and abroad such as Germany, United States, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos.  He is well-known for his wide repertoire of songs from folk songs to classical music, songs from different regions of the Philippines to other countries such as French, Italian, and German songs.

 

He holds a Ph.D in Education History and Philosophy.  He also holds a Master of Music (M.M) in vocal performance.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology as Cum Laude and a degree in Music as Magna Cum Laude.

 

In his concert, people enjoyed listening to foreign music as well as Filipino songs that awakened their souls because it brought back the essence of being a Filipino.  His songs resurrected childhood memories from their homeland when he encouraged everybody to sing “Telebong” and “Ang Pipit”. Furthermore, he reminded them with their teen-age years when he sang a medley of Philippine love songs and folk songs. Their hearts became young again! 

 

It was not only the sound of music he shared, but also tidbits of history behind the songs he presented. He shared the tragic story behind the famous opera songs of “La Donna  e Mobile”, “Nessun Dorma”, and “Dau Mura” and the patriotism in “March of the Katipunan” and “America, the Beautiful.” 

 

During the concert, food was served.  The patrons enjoyed a variety of hour’s de vours of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Also, finger foods and sandwiches were offered.

 

The crowd left with joy in their hearts and a little knowledge about songs they love.

 

 

Inspired by the concert, Myrna Ablana composed a poem entitled “Konsiyerto ni Dr. Acoymo”.

Konsiyerto Ni Dr. Acoymo

 

Masayang konsiyerto

Ni Montet Acoymo

Mga nagsidalo

Umawit ng todo.

 

Kilalang-kilala

Mga sinauna

Alam pa rin nila

Awit sa repertwa.

 

Kaysarap sumabay

Dugo’y nabubuhay

Pang-alis ng lumbay

Kaytagal hinintay.

 

Gusto kong sumayaw

At saka humiyaw

Tuwang umaapaw

Ay litaw na litaw.

 

Di lang s’ya umawit

Marami ring bitbit

Ang aral ng langit

Kanyang isiningit.

 

May mga research pa

At mga istorya

Ang sabi nga nila

Mahusay talaga.

 

Well-organized ang programa

Entablado ay maganda

Ang sound system, hahanga ka

Ang pagkain sobra, sobra.

 

Ang Souvenir Program

Aking natunghayan

At ang nilalaman

Yes, wow na wow naman.                                                                                                                               

 

Ako’y nagsisisi

Sana ay marami

Ang naipagbili

Tiket kay kumare.

 

Mga kaibigan

Sana’y napagbilhan

Tiyak hahangaan

Si Montet, number one.

 

O, Ate Estela

At sa ‘yo Maria

Carole kasama ka

Event kakaiba.

 

Pasasalamat sa inyo

Mula sa ‘ting mga miyembro

Hirap at pagod dahil dito

Pagpalain sana kayo.

 

Nawa kayo’y biyayaan

Mga hiling ay pagbigyan

Kayrami ngang nasiyahan

Di ba’t ito’y kayamanan?

 

Muli, maraming salamat sa isang matagumpay na fund-raising event!

Masayang-masaya,

 

Myrna at ang  mga minamahal ninyong kasamahan sa CTFLC