“BANDA RITO, BANDA ROON AT THE CCP”
SYMPHONIC bands from all over the country converge at the Cultural
Center of the Philippines in the Banda Rito, Banda Roon CCP 2012
National Symphonic Band Festival on April 10-14, 2012.
Concerts are scheduled on April 10-13, 2012 at 8 p.m.at the CCP
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. On April 14, a grand marching band parade
is slated at 4 p.m. at the CCP Complex Grounds to be followed by the
closing concert at 7 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. The
Festival is presented by the CCP in cooperation with PhilBanda.
Participating in the Festival are the Hiyas ng Bulacan Brass Band,
Angono Wind Ensemble, Santo Tomas Community Band of Sto. Tomas,
Batangas, Bukidnon State University Band, Baguio City National High
School Special Program in the Arts Band, University of Santo Tomas
Wind Orchestra, University of the Philippines Symphonic Band,
Philbanda Wind Orchestra, Pasay Composite Band, and the International
School Manila Symphonic Band.
Other bands expected to join are the Banda II Cabiao, Nueva Ecija,
Philippine Youth Symphonic Band, Citizen Brigade Band of Dasmarinas,
Cavite, Philippine Coast Guard Symphonic Band, Philippine Navy Band,
Philippine Army Band and the Philippine Air Force Band.
Band workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Japanese
band expert Satoshi Yagisawa will conduct a Symphonic Band Conducting
Workshop for Conductors from 9:30 am – 12 noon at the CCP Main
Theater. Four simultaneous sessions of band instrumental playing
workshops shall take place from 2 – 5pm. Internationally renowned
Canadian clarinettist Stephen Fox will conduct the Woodwind Workshop
while the Philbanda Wind Orchestra will conduct the Percussion, Low
brass and High brass Workshops.
Registration fee for the Band Conducting Workshop is P100 and for
the Woodwinds, High Brass and Low Brass Workshops is P50.00. Limited
slots for the workshops are available on a first-come-first-served
basis. For reservations contact Mia Ramos at 832-1125 loc. 1605, or
Ticket prices for the band performances are set at P600 for
Orchestra Center and Parterre Boxes, P500 for Orchestra Sides and
Lower Boxes, P400 for Upper Boxes, P300 for Balcony I and P200 for
Balcony II. Discounts are at 50% for students, 20% for Seniors,
Government and Military Personnel and Persons with Disabilities and
10% for Members and Subscribers.
For inquiries, please call: Performing Arts Division (832-1125 local
1600-1601), telefax 832-2314, CCP Box Office (832-3706, 832-1125 local
1409), Ticketworld (891-9999).
PULSO BEATS AT THE CCP
VARIOUS performing groups will showcase their talents in “Pulso: The
Filipino Soul in Dance” on March 31, 2012 (3pm and 8pm) at the
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of
The CCP honors Filipino ingenuity in movement and precept featuring
the best artists in the country. The production exemplifies a diverse
culture that has produced dancers moving as one soul – from ethnic,
folk, contemporary to classical ballet – with the distinct grace that
charms audiences worldwide. Directed by Edna Vida Froilan, “Pulso:
The Filipino Soul in Dance” integrates national and international
works by renowned choreographers and exemplifies the versatility of
the Filipino artist.
Featured artists are Ballet Philippines, Ballet Manila, Philippine
Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, UP Dance Company, Teatro
Ambahanon, Dance Afficionados, and Unschooled (Hip hop dance group).
For inquiries, contact the CCP Performing Arts Division at 832-1125 loc. 1602.