Artist Spotlight: Joan Cano

A photo of Joan Cano in promotion of her performance at the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra's “FASO@10: A Decade of Music, Harmony and Community."

On Saturday, November 3  at 7:00 p.m., we’re celebrating 10 years of Music, Harmony and Community with our very own 10th birthday party at the historic Alex Theatre! “FASO@10: A Decade of Music, Harmony and Community” will be featuring lots of spectacular artists. So we’d like you to get to know them before our concert! We’re kicking off this round of our spotlight series with the award-winning soprano Joan Cano!

1. Joan studied at the University of Santo Tomas​, where she was a member and soloist in the acclaimed University of Santo Tomas Singers​. She toured with this ensemble internationally too! In 2007, she earned her Master’s in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University​.

2. A decorated soprano, Joan has conquered the Dr. Marjorie Peatree Art Song Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Buckeye Chapter Competition, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and the Corfu International Music Festival!

3. Joan has performed prominent roles in productions of “The Magic Flute,” “Carmen” and “Karim at Jasmin.” Joan was also featured as a guest soloist in “A Christmas Carol” and Ottorino Resphigi​’s “Laud to the Nativity” at Singapore’s celebrated Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay​.

4. She’s no stranger to FASO. Joan has shared her pristine voice with us at a number of our concerts. Maya birds around the world rejoiced after her rendition of Jose Estella’s “Ang Maya” when we went to the movies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Here’s a clip of her performance!

Be a part of this history-making event as FASO celebrates 10 years of Filipino musical creativity and artistry on Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., at the Alex Theatre, on 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203. Order tickets online here and check out info on the Alex Theatre’s physical box offices here. Children 2 years of age and under may enter for free. Student discounts and group rates apply. Contact Louie Ramos at luisramos91201@gmail.com, for more info on those special prices.

There are also advertising and sponsorship opportunities! Our 10th anniversary Commemorative Book, which will highlight the orchestra’s legacy and future, has a special advertisement section. Here, members and friends of FASO can submit their own written tributes to the orchestra. Businesses can also submit advertisements that highlight their own services. You can also make a donation and get listed in the book on our Donors & Sponsors page! Find advertisementforms here and view sponsorship forms here! Send all forms for advertisements and sponsorships to ads@fasofoundation.org no later than Oct. 15Questions? Email Claire Espina at claire@edelbergandespina.com

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