cultural center of the philippines’ upcoming events!

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“RONY FORTICH IN TRIPLE THREATS: THE COMPOSERS AT CCP”

Multi-awarded composer Rony Fortich is the third and final featured artist in Triple Threats: The Composers on October 22, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) at 8:00pm.

Billed as Best Seat In The House 2, Rony Fortich brings his musical perspective to the CCP Little Theater for another celebration of music and friendship. It is an evening of stories and songs, all told from the piano bench – the best seat in the house.

Repertoire for the concert consists of excerpts from the Trumpets musicals “Mr. Noah’s Big Boat” and “Bluebird of Happiness”, Upstart Productions “Breakups and Breakdowns” as well as a number of songs Fortich has written for different artists and productions.

Joining Fortich onstage are Ring Antonio, Cathy Azanza-Dy, Caisa Borromeo, Mayen Cadd, Steve Cadd, The CompanY, Red Concepcion, Bituin Escalante, Topper Fabregas, Sheila Francisco, Audie Gemora, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Lana Jalosjos-de Leon, Cole Laparan, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Franco Laurel, Fred Lo, OJ Mariano, Pinky Marquez, Lorenz Martinez, Simone Martinez, Gab Medina, Giannina Ocampo, Timmy Pavino, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Kyla Rivera, Kakki Teodoro, Gabo Tiongson, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Mikki Villa, Morissette, Cris Villonco, and The Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Triple Threats: The Composers is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Individual concert tickets are Php1200, Php1000 and Php800.

For details, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

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“PHILIPPINES TO HOST ASIAN COMPOSERS LEAGUE FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE”

THE 2015 Festival-Conference of The Asian Composers’ League (ACL) will present concerts, lectures, conference, and workshops linking new music and nature under the theme of Likha-Likas: Reconfiguring Music, Nature, and Myth on November 6-11, 2015.

The Asian Composers’ League is an international organization of composers, music practitioners, and music enthusiasts. Member nations include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pacific islands like New Zealand, Australia and Western Asian nations like Turkey and Israel. Various independent composers not affiliated with a national chapter also hold ACL memberships. 18 years have passed since the Philippines hosted the International Festival and Conference of the Asian Composers’ League (ACL).

The 33rd Festival coincides with the integration of ASEAN, music from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will enjoy greater visibility than in previous festivals.

This international event is made possible through the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), the Japan Foundation Asia Center, The University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology, UP Office of International Linkages, UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, University of Santo Tomas and its Rector Office, the College of St. Benilde and its Department of Sound Design and Arts, and Centro Escolar University (CEU).

The schedule is as follows:

 Saturday, November 7, 2015:

           ·          9:00 AM: Workshop-Demo by renowned composer Chinary Ung;   Black Box Theater, School of Design & Arts, College of St. Benilde

           ·          1:00 PM: Concerts of Art Songs, Ethno-Pop & Electronic Music;  Black Box Theater, School of Design & Arts, College of St. Benilde

           ·          3:30 PM: Workshop by  Taiwanese electronic music  composer Yu Chung Tseng; Black Box Theater, School of Design & Arts, College of St. Benilde

           ·          7:30 PM: Young Composers Prize (Competition); Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines

 *Workshops on the music of Thailand and Cambodia will be held at Centro Escolar University led by Koji Nakano, Maria Christine Muyco & Sophy Keo. Featured Cambodian group: “The Tray So”.

  Sunday, November 8, 2015

            ·          1:00 PM: Young Composers Forum;  CCP Main Theater Lobby

            ·          2:30 PM: Composition Workshop led by Dr. Jonas Baes;  CCP Main Theater Lobby

            ·          4:30 PM: Traditional Music Concert featuring music from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand; Main Theater Lobby, Cultural Center of the Philippines

            ·          8:00 PM: Concert of Orchestral Works by Asian Composers, Josefino Chino Toledo, conductor. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

*The Opening Ceremonies is invitational. Other events will also be held at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

This international event is made possible through the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines,  the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), the Japan Foundation Asia Center, The University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology, UP Office of International Linkages, UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, University of Santo Tomas and its Rector Office, the College of St. Benilde and its Department of Sound Design and Arts, and Centro Escolar University (CEU).

For more information, please email asiancomposersleague.ph@gmail.com

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“Tricks and Musical Treats, A PPO Family Concert”

WATCH Flowanda the explorer of the land of Volcano Milava as she leads the children to learn more about volcanoes in “Tricks and Musical Treats, A PPO Family Concert” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday, October 25, 2015  at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 4:00 PM. The concert, subtitled “Flowanda and the Guardians of Volcano Milava” will feature the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) with Olivier Ochanine, conductor, in a concert for children of all ages. The concert introduces the symphony orchestra and its music to children and families in a fun way. The concert will be directed by award-winning actor Liesl Batucan.

Pre-concert activities starting at 2:30 PM will include a musical instruments petting zoo wherein children can experience playing different orchestral instruments assisted by the members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. There will also be trick or treat and lobby activities. The children are encouraged to come in their costumes.

For more information, please call the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

ms. nora aunor, among others, receives the highest award given by the cultural center of the philippines!

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“2015 GAWAD SINING AWARDS HELD AT CCP”

 

 

THE Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awarded eleven individuals and two organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture recently at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining is the highest award given by the CCP. The award was conferred on Denisa G. Reyes for Dance; Fides Cuyugan-Asensio for Music; Antonio O. Mabesa for Theater; Roberto Chabet for Visual Arts; Ricardo A. Lee for Literature; Nora C. Villamayor a.k.a. Nora Aunor for Film and Broadcast Arts; Paulo G. Alcazaren for Architecture; Ben S. Farrales for Fashion Design; Leoncio P. Deriada for Literature, Talaandig School of Living Tradition for Cultural Work, Armida Siguion-Reyna for Cultural Advocacy, and Basilio Esteban Villaruz for Cultural Research. The Missionary Society of St. Columban received the Tanging Parangal for Heritage Preservation.

 

Denisa Reyes holds an impressive line of choreographic works that won critical recognition in the international dance scene. Her works focus on Philippine and Asian Contemporary dance and the possibilities of presenting current local issues through dance expressions.

 

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio is an icon in the development of opera and musical theater in the Philippines. She has also realized her nurtured gifts to conceptualize and stage the art and craft of theater in the country. She continues to promote young classical singers through the Music Theater Foundation of the Philippines, the non-profit organization she has established.

 

Antonio Mabesa is a theater artist and mentor who has involved himself in nearly every field of theater arts. While he is known as one of the country’s premier directors, directing over 130 stage productions, he is also an actor who has worked with the top theater companies and film directors.

 

Roberto Chabet, the first curator of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is credited with having introduced conceptual art into the Philippine art scene. He spearheaded the acquisition of notable works of Filipino masters and contemporary artists. He also founded the 13 Artists Exhibit.

 

Ricardo Lee championed the use of Filipino in fiction since the 1960s and screenplay writing since the 1980s. His numerous books are the embodiment of his creative and imaginative power enriching Philippine Literature and Cinema.

 

Nora Aunor is a multi-awarded Filipina actress, singer, and producer. She has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts, and has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is regarded as the “Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry”.

 

 

Paulo Alcazaren has been contributing works to the field of architecture that are not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally sensitive as well. Owing to his education of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of the Philippines, his works and that of his company, Paulo G. Alcazaren and Associates (PGAA), have adeptly integrated verdure in the urban setting.

 

Ben Farrales took his imagination to the next level and brought indigenous designs and materials into dazzling creations we see today, worn by prominent personalities in elegant balls, society affairs, and fashion shows. His patterns are based on the Muslim culture, taking the malong fashion in other parts of the world like Canada, Los Angeles, and New York through an exhibit called “Maranaw.”

 

Leoncio Deriada has won all the prestigious literary awards including the Palanca Hall of Fame for his works in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. His most important contribution is his having encouraged and trained young writers in West Visayas and produced prize winners for writing in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Aklanon besides English and Filipino.

 

The Talaandig School of Living Tradition is a haven for pre-school children who learn reading, writing and arithmetic alongside traditional Talaandig values and mythologies, dance techniques, and music. The knowledge on the Talaandig people including their roots and identity are disseminated in the form of entertainment such as storytelling, chanting, music and instrument playing.

 

Armida Siguion-Reyna’s contribution to both the musical theater and the film industry is far reaching. In the field of musical theater, the television program “Aawitan Kita” for which she has produced, hosted and sang was aired for three decades. Her outstanding contribution to the arts is underscored by the awards she has received from different award-giving bodies.

 

Basilio Esteban Villaruz holds the distinction of establishing and sustaining the 34-year old program at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the UP Dance Company. He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected in the field of dance.

 

Since their arrival in the Philippines in 1929, the Missionary Society of St. Columban has been housed in the Malate Church (also known as the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios), and has continued to cater to the Malate area’s ecclesiastical needs. They have gone beyond their spiritual service to the congregation by also taking care of the church that they have called home.

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, which is given every three years, is awarded to artists or groups of artists who have consistently produced outstanding works, enriched the development of their art form. The award is also given to cultural workers, who through their works in research, curatorship and administration, have helped to develop and enrich Philippine art. The Tanging Parangal is given to individuals or organizations to honor their outstanding contributions to the development of the arts in the country. (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)

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CCP PRESS RELEASES

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“CRAFT AS CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE CCP”

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines is proud to present the exhibition HANDMADE featuring the craft-based works of artists Steph Palallos, Carmel Lim-Torres, and Josephine Turalba. The exhibit is on view at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby) until October 18, 2015. The artists will have their exhibit closing event on October 15, 2015 which will begin with an artist talk at 4pm and cocktails at 6pm. 

The use of craft in contemporary art means a dedication to materials and processes, though not entirely as a path to perfection and polish. On the contrary, the craft approach to art production shuns aesthetic perfection. Art that comes out of craftwork is a celebration of individuality amidst the spirit of globalism. It provides a concreteness and tactility that cyberspace can only offer virtually. It is in contrast to certain tendencies in globalism that promote a sense of cultural uniformity. 

In their exhibit, artists Steph Palallos, Carmel Lim-Torres, and Josephine Turalba create diverse art highlighting the Handmade. They express personal experience rather than give voice to a collective social message. Consider Turalba’s leatherwork as a means to re-imagine landscapes from memory, or Palallos’ sewing fabric to construct garments that expose the ailing body, or Lim-Torres’ installation composed of paper, ceramics and wood to express hope amidst ecological peril. HANDMADE is curated by Leo Abaya.

(HANDMADE is open to all and can be viewed from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm at the CCP. For more information about the exhibit, call the CCP Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505, (632) 832-3702, mobile (63920) 4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com. )

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“GERMAN CONDUCTOR IN PPO’S OCTOBER CONCERT”

GERMAN conductor Henrik Schaefer leads the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on October 9, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8:00 pm. The second concert is part of the PPO’s 2015-2016 concert season.

Program includes the music of Emilie Mayer’s Ouverture to Faust Op.46, Mozart’s Symphony No.40 and Schumann’s Symphony No.3.

Henrik Schaefer’s conducting career began with a ballet production of the Rite of Spring with the Leipzig Ballet and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Since then, he has become a sought-after Wagner conductor, and his repertoire includes all the great Mozart operas as well as the romantic Italian and French operas. He has appeared as guest conductor at the operas in Leipzig, Rouen, Chemnitz, Seoul, the Opera Hedeland, the Norrlands Opera, the Hongkong Opera and the Opera of Gothenburg.

Henrik Schaefer’s opera repertoire includes The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Eugen Onegin, Faust, La Traviata, La Boheme, Falstaff, Les dialogues des Carmelites, Hänsel and Gretel, The Flying Dutchman, Rheingold, Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Tristan, and Parsifal.

As a concert conductor he is a worldwide acclaimed guest with the Tokyo Symphony, Gävle Symphony, Osaka Philharmonic, Helsingborg Symphony, Holland Symfonia, Norrköping Symphonie Orchester, Sapporo Symphony, Brabants Orkest, Sendai Philharmonic, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Tokyo Metropolitan, the Swedish and Dutch Radio Orchestras, New Japan Philharmonic, Nederlands Philharmonic, Japan Century Symphony, Hongkong Philharmonic and the orchestras in Nürnberg, Aalborg, Antwerpen, Enschede, Aarhus, Tromsö and Madrid.

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“A Joyful Noise! The UST Singers’ Thanksgiving Concert”

THE University of Santo Tomas Singers, under the baton of its conductor Prof. Fidel Gener Calalang Jr., will stage “A Joyful Noise! A Thanksgiving Concert” on October 10, Saturday, 8PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The UST Singers recently arrived from their very successful 28th International Concert Tour of Europe, where they performed in key cities in Germany and Italy. Highlighting this trip was their monumental win at the 4th Florence International Choir Festival in Florence, Italy where they were proclaimed the Grand Prize Winner, bagging a total of 8 awards, including 4 First Prizes, the Best Male Soloist Award, and 2 special awards for Prof. Calalang.

Consequently, this will also serve as a send-off concert for the 32-member ensemble as they embark on another concert tour of South Korea, where they will be concertizing in the cities of Changwon, Jinju, Daegu, Busan, and Seoul. The choir will be featured as guest artists at the Busan International Choir Festival and Competition and the Daegu International Choir Festival.

The UST Singers is the premier mixed choir of Asia’s oldest Catholic university, the University of Santo Tomas. It has earned distinction as one of the world’s best choirs, having won 80 top prizes internationally, including the Choir of the World Grand Prize twice (in 1995 and 2010) at the oldest international choir competition, the Llangollen International Music Eistedfodd in Wales, the United Kingdom.

CCP HOLDS PERFORMING LITERATURES FEST

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“CCP HOLDS PERFORMING LITERATURES FEST”

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold Performatura 2015, Performing Literatures on November 6, 7 and 8 in various venues of the CCP to celebrate its 46th year. The three-day event is free or open to the public.

“Performatura 2015 forms part of the literary programs of the CCP spearheaded by the Intertextual Division,” CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado said. “We have opened the event to the general public specifically for the young people to realize our vision of ‘Art matters to the life of every Filipino’,” he added.

Herminio S. Beltran, CCP Intertextual Division Chief, said that the primary goal of the three-day event is to define “intertextuality” through the pocket events. “One of the many definitions of intertextuality is the relationship of the literary text to other texts, and the relationship of writers and readers where the readers or the audience members in this case take primacy,” Beltran explained.

The event name “Performatura,” coined by Vim Nadera, multi-awarded writer, performer, and educator and Festival Director of Performatura 2015, is intertextuality at work where the terms “performance” and “oratura” had been combined. “Oratura” was derived from another coined term “orature” by Pio Zirimu, a linguist from the Republic of Uganda, who wanted to put oral literature at par with the written word and not treated as something inferior to the latter.

Like Uganda, the Philippines has a rich oral tradition that predates the Spanish colonization. The Hudhud of the Ifugao and the Darangen of the Maranao have been proclaimed as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.

Highlights of Performatura 2015 include the Epic Center, Coffee & Conversations with National Artists hosted by the likes of Lourd de Veyra and Gloc-9, Chromatext Rebooted curated by Krip Yuson, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s “Inquirer Read-Along”, and a day-long summit of performances from young poets.

These young writers are members of the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), Romancing Venus, Words Anonymous, Baguio Writers Guild, and the University of the Philippines Writers Club. Other participating young poets are students of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), the De La Salle University (DLSU), the Far Eastern University (FEU), the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), to name a few.

The three-day event will feature daily workshops on the Balagtasan, speech choir, and ventriloquism. There will also be daily Park Poetry performances in the early evenings that will feature poems on love, gender, and protest by Gemino Abad, Jose “Pete” Lacaba, and Joey Ayala, respectively, among many other performances.

In addition to the Hudhud and the Darangen epics, Performatura 2015 will also feature the animation and other works of art of Liby Limoso on the Sugidanun epic from the Panay Island. The UP Press will also launch the sequels to Dr. Alicia Magos’ study on “Tikum Kadlum and Amburukay” which will be performed by Mr. Federico “Tuohan” Caballero and Teresita “Abyaran” Caballero-Castor. The epics will also be the focal point of the Oral Literatures Art Exhibit.

Performatura 2015, Millado said, carries a unique feature that underscores the involvement of the CCP employees as Performatura ambassadors. Last August 28 at the CCP, employees participated in the first of a series of Performatura workshops where they performed literary works. The second leg of the workshop series will be held sometime in September for public school educators. Performatura Festival Director Nadera is facilitating the workshops.

“We are harnessing the Center’s 300 workforce by further developing their appreciation of Philippine letters and honing their performance skills, and in the process become cultural ambassadors. We know that our people are the main agents in fulfilling the CCP vision,” Millado explained. A commitment to human resource development is etched as one of the cultural objectives of the institution.

Performatura 2015 updates are available on the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph) Facebook (CCP-Intertextual-Division-Programs, culturalcenterofthephilippines), Tumblr (ccpintertextualdivision.tumblr.com), Twitter (ccpintertextual, ccp_gov), and Instagram (ccp_gov).

For more information on Performatura 2015, please contact the CCP Intertextual Division at 832-1125 local 1706.

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VINCENT DE JESUS IN TRIPLE THREATS: THE COMPOSERS AT CCP

 

MULTI-AWARDED lyricist-composer-musical director Vincent De Jesus is the second featured artist in Triple Threats: The Composers on September 24, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) at 8:00pm.

Billed as “Demented. Delightful. Deranged. De Jesus.”, the event is an intimate concert featuring the dark, melancholic and whimsical music of Vincent De Jesus. Highlights of the show are songs from his 32-year career in theater, television and film to be performed by some of today’s finest theater actors/singers.

Critics rave Vincent De Jesus for his music and lyrics which “paint the poetry of passion and the prose of persistence, carve the pangs of unreciprocated pining, engrave the dangers of desire for power, and sanctify ordinary lives,” for “churning out world-class material” wherein “a long-running original Pilipino musical would no longer be the stuff of fantasy.” Others praise his every lyric which has an emotional resonance that affects, moves, making the heart remember personal experiences, and his music which “is something that music majors would want to write a thesis someday.”

Joining Vincent onstage are Kalila Aguilos, Jed Balsamo, May Bayot, Raflesia Bravo, Nar Cabico, Joshua Cabiladas, Natasha Cabrera, Buddy Caramat, Ricci Chan, Red Concepcion, Erick Dizon, KL Dizon, Frenchie Dy, Bituin Escalante, Hans Eckstein, Topper Fabregas, Neomi Gonzales, Reuben Laurente, Melvin Lee, Kim Molina, Mikoy Morales, Red Nuestro, Giannina Ocampo, PJ Rebullida, Victor Robinson, Nino Royeca, Myke Salomon, Ali Santos, Markki Stroem, Kakki Teodoro, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Dudz Terana, Eula Valdes, Cris Villonco, Ejay Yatco, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and The CompanY. The concert is directed by Rem Zamora.

Triple Threats: The Composers is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Individual concert tickets are Php1200, Php1000 and Php800.

For details, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

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PPO’S 2015-2016 CONCERT SEASON OPENS 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2015-2016 Concert Season billed as Reveries under the baton of its Music Director, Olivier Ochanine.

Maestro Ochanine opened the season last September 11 with Malaysian pianist Claudia Yang as guest artist, who is recognized and esteemed by the world renowned Chinese magazine, “China Voice” of New York, as “The Global Chinese of the Year 1999. The concert also features Piano Concerto No. 1 by Chopin and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

German conductor Henrik Schaefer leads the Orchestra on October 9, performing the music of Emilie Mayer’s Ouverture to Faust Op.46, Mozart’s Symphony No.40 and Schumann’s Symphony No.3.

On November 3, the PPO features a prominent French Hornist in collaboration with Maestro Olivier Ochanine. The work and soloist will be announced shortly. Program also includes Poulenc’s Les Biches and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 `Scottish’.

The Orchestra performs with Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura on December 8 featuring Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Faure’s Pelleas et Mélisande Suite, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.2 “Little Russian”.

On January 22, 2016, the PPO performs with Japanese conductor Tetsuji Honna. Program includes Haydn’s Symphony No.94 and Beethoven’s monumental and memorable Symphony No 3, “Eroica”.

Maestro Olivier Ochanine returns with guest artists soprano Denise Beck and baritone Thomas Sturm on February 19. The program is part of The Carl Nielsen Project and features Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture, some of Nielsen’s most beloved songs and Nielsen’s Symphony No.3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”.

Soprano Rachelle Gerodias and Korean baritone Byeong In Park perform with Maestro Ochanine and the PPO on March 18, also featuring the Philippine Madrigal Singers. The program showcases the winner of the 2015 Composition Competition (announced by December) and features the Philippine premiere of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

 

Maestro Olivier Ochanine leads the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in its concert season ending on April 22, 2016 with American violinist Odin Rathnam. The evening’s concert program features an eclectic and exciting programme with Nielsen’s Violin Concerto, Massenet’s Scenes de Feeries, Enesco’s Romanian Rhapsody No.1 and Ginastera’s Estancia Ballet Suite.

All concerts will be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8:00 pm.

For inquires and subscription, please call the CCP Marketing Department (832-1125 loc. 1806), the CCP Box Office (832-3704) or Ticketworld at National Bookstore (891-9999)

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Workshop on Poetry 2015

“CCP holds workshop series for Performatura 2015”

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) holds an institution-wide workshop on Philippine literature and performance for its employees and also for public school educators as part of Performatura 2015, a three-day event in November this year. Performatura 2015 will be held on November 6, 7 and 8 at various locations within and without the Center. The event is free or open to the public.

The first leg of the workshop series will be held on August 28, Friday, at the CCP Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining for the Center’s employees. Lilian C. Barco, Department Manager of the Human Resource Management of the institution, said that this initiative forms part of its overall program designed to achieve the fourth objective of the CCP, which is to “develop a loyal, competent and efficient workforce towards fulfilling a vital role in the cultural institution”.

“The continuing education on Philippine literature and performance for our cultural workers would greatly help them in gaining a deeper understanding of our rich culture, which, in turn, would enable them to work more effectively in promoting our arts and culture to the broad public,” Barco said. “Art matters to the life of every Filipino” is the vision of the CCP.  

Multi-awarded writer, performer, and educator Vim Nadera, Festival Director of Performatura 2015, will be conducting the workshop series for the CCP employees and the public school teachers. “Performatura 2015 has an education aspect for the ones who directly interface with a large group of people – the CCP employees who deal with the public aside from the artists, and the public school teachers who interact with the students. This aspect of Performatura could be likened to training the trainers,” Nadera explained.

The second leg of the workshop series will be held sometime in September for public school educators. The CCP Arts Education under Department Manager Eva Mari Salvador will handle this activity.

Highlights of Performatura 2015 include the Epic Center, Coffee & Conversations with National Artists hosted by the likes of Lourd de Veyra and Gloc-9, Chromatext Rebooted Art Exhibition curated by Krip Yuson, Park Poetry performances, daily workshops, and a day-long summit of performances from young poets.   

Performatura 2015 updates are available on the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph), Facebook (CCP-Intertextual-Division-Programs, culturalcenterofthephilippines), Tumblr (ccpintertextualdivision.tumblr.com), Twitter (ccpintertextual, ccp_gov), and on Instagram (ccp_gov).

 

The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful at CCP

“The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful at CCP”

 

THE Clarion Chamber Ensemble takes centerstage on Sunday, March 22, 2015, 6:00pm at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines to present its first concert in the 2015 season entitled The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful.

The program features the works of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and German composer Paul Hindemith whose present day reputations attest to their massive contribution to the bold and brash ideas of 20th century classical music. Clarion performs Shostakovich’s 1923 bold statement of youth, the “Trio No. 1 in C minor” for Piano, Violin and Cello op. 8. From the pen of Paul Hindemith comes the brash electricity of his 1948 “Septet” for Woodwind Quintet, Trumpet and Bass Clarinet.

The beguiling beauty of the evening can be found in German organist/composer Joseph Rheinberger’s “Nonet in E-flat Major” op. 139 for String Trio, Double bass and Woodwind Quintet, which surrenders its spirit to old world romantic charm in a vivid and imaginative Clarion performance. Clarion Chamber Ensemble performs the smoldering and lavish “Verano Porteno” of Argentine Tango Master Astor Piazzolla. Verano Porteno is also known as “Summer” from Piazzolla’s famous Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The Bold, The Brash, and The Beautiful is a production by Clarion Chamber Ensemble and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and co-presented by 98.7 DZFE The Masters Touch.

Tickets are Php.500 for all seats, Php.250 for Seniors and Students with a valid I.D.  All seating is on a first come first served basis. For more information, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704, Ticketworld (891-9999) or contact Clarion Chamber Ensemble at 890-8840 or through Facebook.com/clarionchamber.ensemble.

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FRENCH CIRCUS TRIO AT CCP

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“FRENCH CIRCUS TRIO AT CCP”

THE Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), with the support of the Embassy of France, Rustans, Store Specialists Inc, and Y2K Residence Hotel, proudly present a Francophil project entitled “Me, Myself and Us” by the company Tête d’Enfant, comprised of longtime friends Guillaume Biron, Naël Jammal and Florent Lestage, a circus trio from France on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  

Performance is suitable for 8 years old and above.

Ticket prices are Php600 (center seats) and Php400 (side seats), with 50% for students and 20% for senior citizens / AFM members. They must present ID upon purchase. All tickets may be purchased online at https://www.ticketworld.com.ph.

For details, please contact Christine Sace, AFM Communication and Marketing Coordinator, at 895-7585 / 895-7441 or email csace@alliance.ph or visit: alliance.ph, tetedenfant.com, ambafrance-ph.org.

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DUSTIN LEONARD SILVERIO
DUSTIN LEONARD SILVERIO

 

MR. DUSTIN LEONARD SILVERIO)