Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) opens its 2024 season with ‘Ballroom Blitz Dinner & Dance’

Ballroom Blitz

Featuring ‘Penthouse 7’ dancers Mike Monserrat and Pipo Liboro

Los Angeles – The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) launches its 2024 season with a lively “Ballroom Blitz Dinner & Dance,” on Saturday, May 4, 2024, 6 p.m. at the Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Los Angeles – Norwalk.

The modern ball offers a rare opportunity in Southern California to dance the foxtrot, salsa, swing, disco and much more to LIVE orchestral music including classics such as “Satin Doll,” “Bandstand Boogie,” and “In the Mood,” and pop favorites such as Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September” and Sly and the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music.”

Penthouse 7

Special guests Penthouse 7 dancers Mike Monserrat and Pipo Liboro will lead attendees in dancing to a selection of songs. Monserrat and Liboro are former long-time cast members of the hit Philippine TV dance show “Penthouse 7.” After the orchestral performances conclude, dancing continues as DJ Luigi Dizon plays top hits for the remainder of the program.

Pipo Liboro

This dinner & dance promises to be a fun way to support an important cause — FASO’s local music education programs for underserved youth. Ballroom Blitz is made possible in part by the generous support of the California Arts Council, the L.A. County Arts & Culture, Halter Ranch, Gina Ibarrola, and Kickabeat. FASO is grateful to media partners: Media Futures, Balita, and Asian Journal for their continued support.

Pipo & partner dance

“Ballroom Blitz reflects our ongoing efforts to bring unique musical experiences and diverse programming with a distinctly Filipino-American perspective to Southern California,” said Bob Schroder, FASO musical director and conductor. “We’re excited to partner with Penthouse 7 and offer an evening of exuberant music that our audiences can interact with and enjoy.”

Ballroom Blitz tickets starting at $150 are available online at or by calling (213) 770-2807. Group discounts are available.

The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to advance artistic excellence and community empowerment through music. Championing music education in underserved communities, FASO currently serves 500 students, ages 8-18, providing instruction classes in vocals, instrument, songwriting, musicianship, as well as performance opportunities.

Having performed in prestigious venues such the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saban Theater, among others, FASO has received multiple awards and was recognized by the Los Angeles City Council in 2018. Through its programs and outreach, FASO remains rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continues to advance symphony music by embracing and celebrating the community’s multicultural legacy. For more information, go to n

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