CCP SPECIAL CONCERT SERIES I OPENS WITH PIANIST OLIVER SALONGA

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SUPERB young pianist Oliver Salonga is the first featured artist of the CCP Special Concert Series 2016 which will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino at 7:30 PM.

 

Praised for his emotional energy and technical brilliance, Oliver Salonga has enthralled music aficionados in concert halls in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Australia and the Philippines. The two-time winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) is an alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate Artist for Music.

 

Oliver Salonga recently obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Norman Krieger. He also minored in Music Analysis, Music Management, Audio-Engineering and Collaborative Arts. In 2009 and 2011, respectively, he obtained his Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma in Piano Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under 2001 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and was awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize for his superior musical talent. Under his guidance, Salonga won the Gold Medal in 2008 Jeonju International Piano Competition in South Korea. He has been invited to the world’s most prestigious competitions including the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (2010), Scottish International Piano Competition (2011), and Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition (2011).

 

He is currently under the guidance of Prof. Angela Cholakyan, Russian concert pianist and pedagogue, at the Soochow University in China and serves as her assistant. He also handles piano duo ensembles and piano students in the preparatory division. With her partnership, Oliver has won 2nd prize in 2015 Steinway National Piano Competition and 2nd prize in 2015 Yamaha Piano Competition in China.

 

His program is as follows: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110; Chopin’s Introduction and Variations on La ci darem la mano, Op.2; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 and Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S.254.

 

Salonga will also give a piano masterclass at the CCP Little Theater on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

 

Other featured artists of the CCP Special Concert Series are award-winning guitar Trio Triple Fret on August 24, 2016 and brilliant soprano Bianca Camille Lopez on September 28, 2016.

 

For information regarding tickets, regular and student subscriptions, please contact the Paulo Perez of the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3704.  For information regarding the piano masterclass, please email the CCP Artist Training Division atccp.artist.training@gmail.com or 832-1125 loc. 1604.  ###

VIRGIN LABFEST 12 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

“VIRGIN LABFEST 12 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM”

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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines is pleased to announce the ten fellows accepted to the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program which will take place on July 5 – 17, 2016.

 

The fellows are Reina Krizel Adriano, Adrian Kevin Agonoy, Ramidette Bernal, Andrew Bonifacio Clete, Nicko de Guzman, Bennard Fajardo, Sarah Masiba, Reena Joyce Medina, John Michael Peña, and Kahil Makisig Yu. Glenn Mas is the Workshop Facilitator and Dennis Marasigan is the Culminating Program Director.

 

The Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program is a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The Fellowship Program is part of the Cultural Center’s desire to train young aspiring playwrights. It consists of lectures, script critiquing, writing sessions and interactions with known playwrights, directors and selected actors.

 

The ten (10) fellows accepted to the Program will be mentored by Glenn Sevilla Mas, a multi award-winning playwright, and will be given access to all Virgin Labfest 12 plays and selected rehearsals as part of their mentorship. The Fellowship Program will conclude in a stage reading of the fellows’ works directed by Dennis Marasigan on July 17, 2016 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 p.m. This culminating program is free of charge and open to the public. The Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division of the Arts Education Department.

 

For further inquiries, kindly email ccp.artist.training@gmail.com, or call 832-1125 local 1605.

NAMCYA stages #galingNAMCYA

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ACCOMPLISHED musicians who have proven their brilliance nationally and internationally are set to perform in a concert on July 16, 2016 at 7:30pm, to showcase works by Filipino and foreign composers and raise funds for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

 

To be held at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the concert, titled #galingNAMCYA, features past winners of NAMCYA, the country’s most prestigious music competition for the youth for more than 40 years.

 

The performers include Carlo Antonio Juan (Guitar), Sara Maria Gonzales (Violin),  Christian Tan (Violin), Kim Carl Mirandilla Ng (Viola), Arnold Josue  (Cello), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Luci Magalit (Piano), Myramae Tapia Meneses (Soprano), Antonio Maigue (Flute), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Reynato Resurreccion, Jr., (Oboe), Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Adolfo Mendoza (Bassoon), Naomi Sison (Piano), and Jay-ar Mesa (French Horn, guest horn player).

 

“We are very excited to have these NAMCYA winners perform and show that many of our world-class musicians were shaped by their experiences in NAMCYA,” said Renato Lucas, Secretary-General of NAMCYA, and who is also a past winner of the competition.

 

We titled the concert #galingNAMCYA because we want people to know that these performers came from NAMCYA and that they represent the wealth of talent that NAMCYA attracts every year,” added Lucas.

 

Before all these talent contests that we see today on TV, there was NAMCYA. It was where excellent musicians were discovered and nurtured to become world-class performers. NAMCYA continues to do that, and we want everyone to know that NAMCYA’s advocacy is to help our youth develop musical excellence and promote Philippine music.”

 

#galingNAMCYA aims to raise funds to help NAMCYA in its advocacy. Activities include the competitions and special performances in November, as well as outreach performances, workshops on Philippine music, and commissioning of new Filipino works.

 

#galingNAMCYA’s virtuosi will perform masterpieces of Filipino composers such as Nicanor Abelardo, Bayani M. De Leon, Manuel Velez, and Felipe P. De Leon, Sr., as well as works of foreign composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Dukas, and Francis Poulenc.

 

GERALD SANTOS’ NEW PASSION IS ACTING! AND IT CAN BE SEEN ON HIS NEW INDIE FILM- “MEMORY CHANNEL”…

FOREWORD FROM SSSIP*:
ANG MGA ARTISTA AY MAY IBA’T-IBANG MGA PANANAW AT DISKARTE PAGDATING KANILANG MGA KARERA SA SHOWBIZ. AT DITO NAMIN NAGUSTUHAN AT HINANGAAN ANG MGA SINGERS NA SINA GERALD SANTOS AT MICHAEL PANGILINAN. KUNG SI MICHAEL, HINDI MUNA RAW AARTE AFTER THE SUCCESS OF HIS FIRST FILM NA “PARE, MAHAL MO DAW AKO?”, ITO NAMANG SI GERALD SANTOS, TILA NAHALINA AT NAHUMALING NGAYON SA PAG-ARTE. NAGSIMULA ITO NUONG NAG-TEATRO SIYA SA MUSICAL PLAY NIYA UKOL KAY SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD, AT PAGKATAPOS, NAG-AUDITION NAMAN SIYA SA BROADWAY VERSION NG ‘MISS SAIGON’ AT NAKAPASA. KAYA TULOY-TULOY NA ANG PAG-ARTE NI GERALD, ALONGSIDE HIS SINGING, SAMANTALANG SI MICHAEL, WILL GIVE AN ALL-OUT FOCUS ON HIS SINGING. PAREHONG GOOD CHOICES. ANYWAY, LET’S A;; READ AOUR LOVING ARTICLE TO GERALD BELOW. THANK YOU—sssip*.
GERALD: A PASSION FOR ACTING... ASIDE FROM SINGING
GERALD: A PASSION FOR ACTING… ASIDE FROM SINGING
Artists grow and expand their horizons. Their wings flies higher and further reach new heights. Artists, they experiment, too, oftentimes. They learn new things, offer new surprises, create deep marks and impressions.
And that kind of artistry can be seen in form and reality- in person of GERALD SANTOS.
Yes, Gerald now is exploring deeper… way deep of his inborn artistic talents.
“I can honestly say now, Tito Robert, that I found a great passion for acting”, Gerald told a friend-blogger. “I never realized that I will enjoy doing acting so much. It’s one aspect in my personality that was unleashed now. I can say, I really love to act, the same way I really love to sing.”
Yes, Gerald has widened his artistic capabilities through acting. It can be clearly seen in his upcoming new indie film- “Memory Channel”, directed by young and fresh film director- Rayn F. Brizuela.
“The film is a complex one”, Gerald further said. “It deals with the psychological aspect of one lost, young man. His memories fade in and out. he gets to be so disturbed. And I found so much challenge and beauty in portraying the character of my role in the film Memory Channel.”
One blogger already saw the first part of the film. And that blogger could attest that Gerald’s style of acting is impeccable, raw and sensitive. He is the next young actor to watch in terms of greatness and intensity.
“Oh, wow, thanks for the compliments, Tito Robert Silverio”, Gerald reacted. “What I can say now is I simply did my best. And I just hope that people will love it.”
Very well said, Gerald. Below are some of the details about the film Memory Channel:
“MEMORY CHANNEL”, a drama-fantasy-psychological thriller starring Epy Quizon, Bodjie Pascua, Patrick Patawaran, Michelle Vito, and Gerald Santos in his first starring role, directed by Raynier Brizuela.
The film is a finalist in the Filipino New Cinema section of World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016, organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), slated on June 29-July .
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jewels dress stores sa malls: sosyal kang makabibili ng anumang nais mong kasuotang maganda…

jewels dress store: tumanggap ng awards dahil maka_Pinoy!
jewels dress store: tumanggap ng awards dahil maka_Pinoy!

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BILANG PILIPINO…KINAKAILANGAN MONG SUPORTAHAN AT TANGKILIKIN ANG JEWELS…DAHIL ANG JEWELS AY TUNAY NA MAY PAGMAMALASAKIT SA MGA PILIPINO PAGDATING SA ANUMANG PANGANGAILANGANG PANG KASUOTAN.  MEANING TO SAY, MAKATARUNGAN ANG BAWAT PRESYO NG MGA NAIS MONG KASUOTAN SA JEWELS…! BINURA NG JEWELS ANG KINAMULATAN NATING MGA PINOY NA BASTA BUMILI KA NG DAMIT ,PANTALON,SHORTS ETC.- SA ANUMANG MALLS ESPECIALLY SA SM MALLS…..SIGURADONG MAHAL ANG PAGKAKABILI MO DAHIL SA SOSYAL…MALLS KA BUMILI…    
OO, BINURA YAN NG JEWELS …DAHIL…SA LAHAT NG SM SUPERMALLS AT IBA PANG MALLS AT WALTER MART…SOSYAL KANG MAKAKABILI NG ANUMANG NAIS MONG KASUITANG PANG SOSYAL, PANG PORMA NA ANG PRESYO AY PARA KANG NAG TYANGGE…! BASTAT SA JEWELS CLOTHING CORPORATION KA LANG MAMIMILI…      SABI NGA,  ULTIMONG BASURERO AY MAY PAGKAKATAON NG MAGING SOSYAL SA PAMIMILI, PANANAMIT….DAHIL YAN SA JEWELS….! DAHIL PARA SA JEWELS CLOTHING CORPORATION…..ANG KANILANG MAMIMILI  AT TUMATANGKILIK SA KANILA ANG TINATAWAG NILANG JEWELS…! DAHIL SA JEWELS….IMPORTANTE SA KANILA AY…MAPASAYA AT MAPAGAAN ANG BUHAY NG BAWAT PINOY….!
(sinulat ni charlie lozo, at blogged by robert silverio)
Jewels staff mechelle and lea tumanggap ng awards for jewels...
Jewels staff mechelle and lea tumanggap ng awards for jewels…

billy padillo: ang babaeng kasa-kasama ni michael pangilinan sa pagkanta nuong nagsisimula pa lamang sila…

billy: so happy for michael pangilinan na kababata niya sa pagkanta
billy: so happy for michael pangilinan na kababata niya sa pagkanta
billy (center) with michael (left) and newcomer nikko (right).
billy (center) with michael (left) and newcomer nikko (right).

Ang tawag sa kanya ay Prima Diva Billy. Pero mas kilala siya ng mga kaibigan niya sa pangalang Billy Padillo. Minsan na rin namin siyang napanood kumanta sa Zirkoh comedy bar, at talagang humanga kami sa range ng boses niya at sa impact ng kanyang singing prowess. Hanep siyang bumanat, pati mga matataas na tono ay minamani-mani lang niya. She can steal scenes talaga sa galing at kakayahan niyang kumanta.

Sa isang hindi inaasahang pagkakataon, we managed to bump-shoulders with this very natural lady. Wala siyang ere sa personal, very normal-looking, but within, you can already feel her greatness. Kaya hindi na kami nag-hesitate na kapanayamin siya, and thanks God she readily agreed naman. Naganap iyon sa sexy pictorial ni Michael Pangilinan sa Edward dela Cuesta Photo Studio.

Napag-alamanan namin kay Billie, sabay pala sila ni Michael na pumasok sa mundo ng pagkanta.

“Opo, talagang sabay kami”, pagdedeklara ni Primadiva Billy. “Ako po ang babaeng kasa-kasama ni Michael noon. I mean, noon pong nagsisimula pa lamang kaming pareho sa mundo ng pagkanta. Pareho pa kaming bagets noon at si Mommy Jobert Sucaldito lamang ang nagtitiyaga sa aming dalawa. Talagang pinagtiyagaan kami at pinagpasensiyahan ni Mommy Jobert. Buti na lamang at hindi siya sumuko sa amin ni Michael.”

Ngayon ay sikat na sikat na rin sa mundo ng mga gig bars and mall shows si Primadiva Billy. But the sad thing is, based na siya ngayon sa U.A.E. -, sa Dubai na siya kumakanta ngayon. Naririto lamang siya now sa Pilipinas for a short vacation at para sa nalalapit nilang concert ni Michael Pangilinan sa Teatrino, Greenhills this coming July 1. After the concert ay lilipad nang muli si Billy papuntang Dubai dahil may kontrata pa siya doon.

“Pero actually po, ‘yung pagpunta ko sa Dubai, hindi po plinano iyon, kusa lang pong dumating”, kuwento ni Billy sa blogger. “Bigla lang pong naghanap yung owner ng bar doon ng isang singer. And I could not say no. Kaya hayun, ni-readjust ko lahat ng mga plano ko sa buhay dahil sa Dubai contract na iyon.”

Anyway, 10 months lang naman ang kontrata ni Billy sa nasabing bar sa Dubai, and after ten months, nasa sa kanya na kung babalik pa siya ng Pilipinas. Pero ngayon pa lang nga, ang dami nang nagsasabing she must still pursue her singing career in the Philippines.

“Sana po, pagbalik ko, nariyan pa rin silang lahat para sa akin”, pakiusap pa ni Billy.

Anyway, sa darating na concert ni Billy wherein ka-back-to-back niya si Michael, nangako siya sa isang blogger na kakantahin niya ang awiting “Make You feel My Love” ni Adelle, dahil pawang mga Adelle songs pala ang kakantahin niya sa concert na iyon na ka-back-to-back niya ang Kilabot Ng Mga Kolehiyala.

“Masayang-masaya po ako ngayon sa pagsikat ng kasabayan kong si Michael”, pagtatapos na wika ni Primadiva Billy. “Ngayon kasi, hindi na siya basta-basta. He’s got a name na talaga. And I am proud of him. Naaalala ko pa nuong baguhan pa lang kami, ang kukulit namin. Pero now, hayan na siya, Michael Pangilinan na. He deserves all the success he’s getting now.”

Basta more power na lang to both Billy and Michael.

 

billy and michael: close friends
billy and michael: close friends

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

billy: in dubai
billy: in dubai
michael pangilinan's irresistible tounge!- with billy, nikko and jobert sucaldito and ahwel paz
michael pangilinan’s irresistible tounge!- with billy, nikko and jobert sucaldito and ahwel paz
billy: soaring higher
billy: soaring higher

 

 

maski nagtagumpay ang first movie niyang “pare, mahal mo daw ako?”, sabi ni michael pangilinan- “hindi na muna ako aarte sa pelikula”!!!

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michael: will give singing an all-out focus
michael: will give singing an all-out focus

Ano? Totoo ba ang narinig kong sinabi mismo ni Michael Pangilinan sa may kanang tenga ko? Na hindi na muna siya aarte muli sa pelikula??? Oh, no!

Yes po, dinig na dinig namin ang mismong ibinulong ni Michael sa aming taynga. Nakiliti pa nga kami sa bulong niyang iyon, dahil iyong hangin sa bunganga niya ay tila bagang mga karayom na tinusok-tusok at kiniliti ang aming kanang taynga.

“Kuya Robert, totoo po ang narinig mo, hindi na nga muna ako aarte sa pelikula”, inulit pang binulong-bulong ni Michael P. sa kanan naming taynga. “Iyan po ang desisyon ko, at sinang-ayunan din po iyan ng manager kong si Jobert Sucaldito.”

Naganap ang bulungan na iyon sa Photo Studio ng magaling na photographer na si Edward dela Cuesta, habang nag-pictorial doon si Michael ng kanyang CD album cover materials. Naku naman, ayaw pa kunwari ng isang blogger na tumingin-tingin kay Michael habang nagpo-pose ito in very revealing poses, showing his naked torso and all. Haaaaaaayyyyy. Pero hayun, hindi rin siya nakatiis at napatitig ng husto sa hubad na katawan ni Michael nuong itinaas nito ang kanyang mga braso, revealing his bare armpits na nakapaglalaway talaga. E-heeeemmmm.

Anyway, back to the bulungan with Michael, pina-elaborate pa namin kay Michael why siya ayaw na muna talagang umarte sa pelikula, eh, samantalang kay gaganda naman ng reviews sa acting niya doon sa movie niyang Pare, Mahal Mo Daw Ako?

“Sabi po sa akin ni Tito Jobert, kapag may bagong kanta na lang akong papatok ulit at isasapelikula, doon na lang daw uli ako aarte”, sagot ni Michael. “Parang yung nangyari rin sa Pare, Mahal Mo Daw Ako? Kasi, ang gusto ni Tito Jobert, talagang mag-focus na muna ako ngayon sa singing career ko. All-out focus talaga. And we both feel, kung pagsasabayin namin ang pag-arte at pagkanta, baka mag-suffer ang singing ko. That’s it, pasensya na po, matatagalan talaga nila ulit akong mapanood umarte muli after Pare, Mahal Mo Daw Ako. Kaya sa mga hindi pa nakakapanood nung pelikula namin, samantalahin n’yo na.”

Very thankful si Michael sa lahat ng mga taong sumuporta at tumangkilik sa very first film niya.

“First of all, I thank God talaga”, sabi ni Michael. “Grabe ang binigay ni Lord na blessings sa akin sa taong ito, kaya nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa Kanya. And secondly, I would like to thank all the LGBT’s who supported our movie. Sobrang thankful ako sa kanilang lahat. Hindi nila ako pinabayaan. Hindi sila nagbago ng pagsuporta sa akin maski ba maraming krisis akong pinagdaanan ngayon. Yung nagyari sa first movie ko, hindi ko po talaga malilimutan.”

Sa July 1, sa Teatrino Greenhills, magkakaroon naman si Michael ng back to back concert kasama si Billy Padillo. Kababalik pa lamang ni Michael sa Japan kasama ang manager niyang Jobert ay lagare naman siya agad ngayon sa rehearsals ng concert nila ni Billie. A week before naman, sa Taiwan galing si Michael. Naku, talagang very hectic ang skeds ni Michael these days. Paano na ang lovelife niya sa napakabait niyang girlfriend ngayon na si Garie Concepcion?

“Garie is very supportive of my career”, pagtatapos na wika ni Michael. “We both want now to make our relationship last. We’re both doing our best and we both love each other so much. Anumang mangyari, hindi namin pababyaan ang pagmamahalan namin sa isa’t-isa.”

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)