ANG SISTEMA: A YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERENCE AT CCP
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings present the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra (ABSCBNPO) and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) under the batons of Gerard Salonga & Olivier Ochanine in a joint concert and conference on April 30, 2015, Thursday, 6:00pm at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Guest artists include Filipino concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, Taiwanese pianist Chi-Ying Hung, NAMCYA 1st Prize Winner in Marimba Thristan ‘Tum-Tum’ Mendoza, singers Jade Riccio & Malvin Beethoven Macasaet, and 12-year-old pianist Brian Berino.
The conference part of the CONCERENCE will have annotations as well as Question & Answer segments conducted by Jamie Bernstein – director of the film documentary ‘Crescendo: the Power of Music’ & the daughter of the legendary quintessential Artist Leonard Bernstein, and Tricia Tunstall – author of ‘Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music’. The concert portion will feature a vast array of works written by the great Classical Music Masters from the 18th Century to the present, from Beethoven to Bernstein, from traditional to popular.
This CONCERENCE will benefit Ang Misyon, Inc. (AMI) – the non-stock, non-profit mother foundation of Sistema for the Filipino Youth (SFY) and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY). Inspired by the global phenomenon El Sistema, SFY is an after-school music program that offers children from deprived communities the opportunity to achieve their full musical potential through the Classical Music discipline, with the ultimate hope of creating a positive impact on their respective communities. The OFY is a donor-based youth orchestra comprised of fifty-five of the SFY Scholars, handpicked from various ensembles that already exist, and are spread throughout the Philippines. AMI provides the Scholars with free music education, performance allowances, transportation assistance, meals, instruments, & uniforms. AMI was born to help eradicate poverty in the Philippines through social change, simultaneously enhancing the country’s identity by creating career paths in Classical Music orchestral performance and redeveloping its Arts & Culture scene.
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PPO BEGINS THE SEARCH FOR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announces the international search for a music director and principal conductor for its resident orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO).
The new conductor will take over from Maestro Olivier Ochanine who will be concluding his tenure by April 30, 2016.
A Search Committee will be formed by CCP management to screen candidates for the position.
The CCP will announce the PPO’s new music director in January 2016.
The new director will hold the post for the next 3 years, starting in June 2016.
The new PPO director must exemplify solid musicianship, strong sense of leadership, artistic discipline and respect of peers, extensive program repertoire and orchestral rapport.
He will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of the PPO’s thrusts, programs, concert season, training of musicians and other related activities. He is expected to conduct at least twenty performances per year, including the regular PPO season, Outreach tours, Young People’s concert and other special events of CCP. He will also be in charge of a Development Program for members of the PPO and ensure that the level of musicianship and artistic quality meet the highest standards.
CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado said: “As we conduct this search for the new music director, we are also thankful for the contribution of outgoing conductor Maestro Olivier Ochanine. Through the five years he has been with the orchestra, he has taken the effort to make the orchestra and its music closer to its audiences especially the young people. He has made time to listen and immerse himself in the local music scene and this has made his tenure with the PPO a special one. This is a quality that I hope the next music director shall also possess — a commitment to excellence and the desire to share this excellence with the broadest publics.”
Interested conductors are requested to submit their application packet by June 15, 2015. Required documents are the following: curriculum vitae with photo, letter of intent stating the applicant’s vision for the PPO, symphonic repertoire, sample souvenir program of performances, press releases, link to performances on YouTube, referrals from other orchestras, photocopy of the first page of passport (for foreigners only) and letter of endorsement.
The application packet may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the PPO Search Committee, PPO, Lower Basement, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1300 Philippines.
SYMPHONIC SUNSETS AT MAKILING
The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ang Misyon Inc. (AMI) present the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth in a performance on May 2, 2015, 5:00pm at the Tanghalang Maria Makiling, National Arts Center in Los Baños, Laguna.
Entitled Symphonic Sunsets at Makiling, the program consists of works written by the great Classical Music Masters from the 18th Century to the present, from Beethoven to Bernstein, from traditional to popular.
Guest artists include Filipino concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, Taiwanese pianist Chi-Ying Hung, National Music Competitions for Young Artists 1st Prize Winner in Marimba Thristan ‘Tum-Tum’ Mendoza, singers Jade Riccio and Malvin Beethoven Macasaet, and 12-year-old pianist Brian Berino.
Likewise, the event will have a conference part featuring annotations as well as Question & Answer segments conducted by Jamie Bernstein – director of the film documentary ‘Crescendo: the Power of Music’ & the daughter of the legendary quintessential Artist Leonard Bernstein, and Tricia Tunstall – author of ‘Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music’.
An open theater located in the slopes of Mt. Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna, the Tanghalang Maria Makiling is a National Arts Center structure that can accommodate up to a thousand audiences complete with state of the art lights and sound system suitable for low, medium and large scale productions and performances.
Established in 1976 as a haven for young and aspiring artists, the National Arts Center is tucked away in mythical Mt. Makiling, Laguna. Its various buildings and facilities are scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation and also houses the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary educational institution for gifted young artists. The NAC’s unique location offers a perfect vacation hideaway and its laid-back and contemplative atmosphere sets the mood to relax, unwind and recharge one’s energies.
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