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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).

 

Korean and Filipino artists in Tosca at CCP

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“Korean and Filipino artists in Tosca at CCP”

THE Italian opera “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini featuring Korean and Filipino artists will be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater on October 2 and 3, 2015 at 8:00pm.

Playing the title role of Florina Tosca is Korean soprano Yae-Jin Han, with tenor Ji-ho Kim as Mario Cavaradossi and baritone Daesan No as Baron Scarpia. Portraying the supporting roles are tenor Lemuel de la Cruz as Spoletta, Noel Azcona as the Sacristan, and Byeong-In Park as Angelotti. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the baton of Maestro Jae-Joon Lee, with the UST Coro Tomasino under the direction of Ronan Ferrer and Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir under the direction of Maria Teresa Roldan providing choral support. Stage direction is by Floy Quintos.

Soprano Yae-Jin Han graduated with highest honors at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan. A first prize winner at the Marsala, Bel Canto, and Como International Vocal Competitions, she had portrayed the leading and title roles of the operas “La Traviata”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Aida”, “Cosi fan tutte”, Tosca”, “Don Giovanni”, and “ “L’elisir d’amore”. She was a featured soloist of the KBS Symphony, Ukraine Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, Incheon Symphony, and other major orchestras in Korea. She is currently a faculty member at Sang Myung University.

Tenor Ji-ho Kim graduated from Kyung Sung University in Korea, National College of Music in Koln, Germany, and Magnita Gorsk in Russia. He had portrayed the leading roles in the operas “I Pagliacci”, “Aida”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Turandot”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “La Traviata”, “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “Carmen”, and “Nabucco”. He was a soloist for Handel’s “Messiah” and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”, and had appeared in various performances in Japan, Russia, Cuba, and China.

Baritone Daesan No graduated from Han Yang University in Seoul, Peabody Institute in Maryland, and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He was a first prize winner in the Marilyn Horne Vocal Competition, Mario Lanza International Vocal Competition, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition, Liederkranz Foundation International Vocal Competition, James Parkinson Italian Opera Competition, Jeunesses Musicales International Competition in Canada, recipient of the Placido Domingo Fellowship at the Academy of Vocal Arts, and the coveted Lieder Prize of the 1999 Cardiff Singer of the World. His numerous leading roles include those from “Falstaff”, “Rigoletto”, “Don Giovanni”, “Die Zauberflote”, “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Carmen”, and “Tosca”. He had played the title role of “Rigoletto” during the 2014 opera presentation at the CCP Main Theater.

The opera production is an annual project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines that started several years ago. Past productions and co-productions with the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc., Rustan’s Group of Companies, and the Philippine Italian Association have included Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” (2012), Verdi’s “La Traviata” (2013), and Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (2014). Other co-productions at the CCP were with the UST Conservatory of Music – Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” (2007), Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” (2009), and with the MusicArtes – Puccini’s “La Boheme” (2011).

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

 

THE 2015 CINEMALAYA OPENING NIGHT EXPERIENCE!

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINEMALAYA 2015 FB PAGE
PHOTO COURTESY OF CINEMALAYA 2015 FB PAGE

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Souls that linger do feel,

do wander,

They linger in the heart of someone,

who’s unnoticed…

Lacking of material things

to sustain and continue…

He embraces a world no one sees.

 

In a magical screen,

he saw a life… not less seen by

In a symphonic orchestra of long-forgotten melodies and rhythms,

the music of his soul

was presented

cherished

loved.

 

The opening video of the Cinemalaya 2015 Opening Night

redeemed it all.

Maybe, it was all they ever wanted

In an ocean of dreams,

in lives that went invisible to their very eyes.

They rekindled anew a LIFE that should have been there.

 

Thank you, for the Balanghai Cinemalaya theme song…

That proved once and for all,

the true mission and spirit of CINEMALAYA.

 

Thank you, Cultural Center of the Philippines

for a wonderful and comforting place.

In the third row seat of the Main Theater

A soul experienced the true beauty of a wonderful cinema…

 

A cinema that united five souls

that only the ‘five’ of them knew.

Five souls that symbolizes a NEW LIFE.

A NEW TASK

A NEW JOURNEY…

 

of CINEMALAYA

 

forever.

 

(as the words were written in harbour square of a boulevard that stood beside a complex of the Philippine Arts, alongside with the “5” in a group called “route 66”, eternally in robert manuguid silverio’s “book of love”).*

special credits for the video above:

Balanghai (Cinemalaya theme) performed by Jerica Villanueva.mp4

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“A FREE SPIRIT, A FREE CINEMA… IS NOW, FINALLY, MOVING-ON.”

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SEARCH FOR NEW PPO MUSIC DIRECTOR UNTIL JUNE 15

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“SEARCH FOR NEW PPO MUSIC DIRECTOR UNTIL JUNE 15”

 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is accepting applications for a music director and principal conductor for its resident orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) until June 15, 2015. 

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 ppomd2016@yahoo.com or mailed to the PPO Search Committee, PPO, Lower Basement, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1300 Philippines.

Information on the PPO may be obtained from the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES’ EVENTS

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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.

Tickets are Php1000, Php800, Php600, Php800, Php500, Php300, Php300, Php100 with 20% discount for Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, Government & Military Personnel and 50% discount for Students with ID.

For ticket inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

THE SEARCH FOR PPO's NEW CONDUCTOR
THE SEARCH FOR PPO’s NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

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 ppomd2016@yahoo.com or mailed to the PPO Search Committee, PPO, Lower Basement, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1300 Philippines.

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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.

For more information, contact the CCP Sales and Promotions Division at 832-3704 or 832-3706.

Ariel Dechosa performs in PPO’s January concert at Meralco Theater

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“Ariel Dechosa performs in PPO’s January concert at Meralco Theater”

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra ushers the New Year with a concert at the Meralco Theater featuring pianist Ariel Dechosa as guest soloist under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine on January 23, 2015 at 8pm.

Program includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Maestro Ariel Dechosa
Maestro Ariel Dechosa

Born in Manila, Ariel Dechosa began his piano studies at age ten. Three years later, after winning the National Music Competition for Young Artists in Manila, he entered as a full scholar at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he subsequently earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the tutelage of Prof. Arkady Aronov. Upon graduation, he was given the prestigious Harold Sauer-Award, the highest prize bestowed to a graduating pianist.

He continued his studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore where he earned a Graduate Performing Diploma as a student of Boris Slutsky. He has taken regular master classes with Leon Fleisher, Paul Badura-Skoda, Vladimir Feltsman, and Ruth Laredo.

Mr. Dechosa won Third Prize in the 1996 Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, Third Prize in the 1994 Santa Barbara Symphony International Piano Competition, First Prize in the 1993 Five Towns Competition, and First Prize in the 1991 Great Neck Symphony Young Artists Competition.

An active soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. He has played with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. He has also been invited to perform at music festivals in the La Schola Cantorum Piano Series in Paris, Merano Festival in Italy, and the Lasker Music Festival in North Carolina.

Ariel resides in Inwood, West Virginia with his wife Vivian, and teaches at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently the Music Director of Inter-Atlantic Music Foundation based in the USA and Bulgaria.

Tickets are Php1545, Php1236, Php515.

For inquiries and subscriptions, please call the CCP Marketing Department (832-1125 loc. 1804), the CCP Box Office (832-3704) or Ticketworld (891-9999).

MUSIKAL! CELEBRATES CCP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY

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“MUSIKAL! CELEBRATES CCP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY”

 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines brings together the well liked original Filipino musicals in a single evening featuring the original cast and the best musical theater performers. A gala event billed as MUSIKAL! A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP’s 45th takes place on September 5 and September 6, at 8:00 pm at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).  The musical revue features excerpts from “Rak of Aegis”, “Rama Hari”, “Maxie the Musical”, “Katy!”, “Caredivas”, “Noli Me Tangere”, “Magsimula Ka”, “ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal”, “Bluebird of Happiness”, “Rock Supremo”, “Rivalry”, “Lorenzo”, among others. 

 

“This is going to be a landmark convergence of Philippine musical theater talent. A rare night where one can experience the melodies of the composers, the spectacle put together by the directors, the passion of the ensemble and the splendid musicality that Filipino musical theater performers are known for worldwide,” CCP’s artistic director Chris Millado enthuses. Millado also directs the show in collaboration with the original directors and producing companies like Tanghalang Pilipino, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Educational Theater Association, Trumpets, Spotlight Artists Centre, Bit by Bit Company, 4th Wall Theater Company, Green Wings, and Ateneo Blue Rep.

 

Audiences will also hear the scores of the musicals orchestrated for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga. Special medleys will be rearranged for the vocal style of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Jed Balsamo arranges for orchestra from the original compositions of Ryan Cayabyab, Vincent de Jesus, Rony Fortich, Ed Gatchalian, Aegis, Ebe Dancel, and Gines Tan, among others. 

 

This landmark gala celebrates original Philippine musical theater artistry and the Cultural Center of the Philippines 45th Anniversary. 

 

Thanks to Filipino talent coupled with the symphonic sound by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, this landmark gala provides a musical theater “pride” for the country.  

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