Relive the story of the mind of the Filipino revolution in the steampunk musical Mabining Mandirigma. Running from December 2 to 18 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, people will surely get to know Apolinario Mabini as someone with an uncommon vision and and a warrior’s spirit, despite his weaknesses.
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s (PPO) 34th season has begun! 8 months, 8 concerts, each as captivating as the last. This year, the PPO is “dialing back” on the pieces and going back to classics in an effort to become one of the best orchestras in Asia under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, PPO’s new music director.
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, holds a youth concert on September 29, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) at 1:00 pm. Soloist is violinist Dino Akira Decena and Posh Debelos is the narrator. Program includes Franz von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violine Concerto in e minor”, Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday” and “Syncopated Clock”, and Aram Khachaturian’s “Waltz, Romance, Galop” from “Masquerade suite”. For more information, call the PPO Office at 02-832-1125 loc. 1609/1613. Details: What: PPO Youth Concert When: September 29, 2016 Where: Cultural Center of the Philippines’ […]
Ludwig Van Beethoven is a celebrated German composer whose pieces have transcended time and become classics. Orchestras all over the world perform them, even if they are considered “basic” by some orchestra critics. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), in its drive to become one of the best orchestras in Asia, takes on two of his masterpieces for the second concert of their on October 14 at 8:00 pm. YOSHIKAZU FUKUMURA The second concert will be led by PPO’s musical director, Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura. The orchestra will be performing with soloists Shoko Fukuda, Camille Lopez-Molina, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Noel Azcona. SHOKO FUKUDA CAMILLE LOPEZ-MOLINA HIROSHI WATANABE NOEL AZCONA These four vocalists will […]
Ninety-one writers who authored a total of 182 literary works are featured in the 39th issue of the official literary journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Ani 39, themed “Kahayupan/The Animal Kingdom” covers works between 2015 and 2016 and will be launched on September 23, 2016 at the CCP Silangan Hall at 5:00 pm as part of the celebration of CCP’s 47th anniversary which will start in September. CCP’s ANI 39 FEATURES different works from some of the country’s best writers. Image from CCP. Ani 39 is produced by CCP’s Intertextual Division, formerly known as Literary Arts Division. The Children’s Literature section, titled “Mga Akdang […]
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) may have just come back from a performance at New York’s world-famous Carnegie Hall, but that doesn’t mean they have already reached their peak, especially in the eyes of their new music director, Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura. Also read: PPO’s Historic Concert at Carnegie Hall, PPO gets renowned Japanese maestro as new music director BACK TO BASICS. Maestro Fukumura talks about PPO’s latest season, emphasizing the need for the orchestra to go back to the basics. Billed as “Timeless Classics, New Beginnings”, Maestro Fukumura’s debut as PPO’s Music Director emphasized the need to “go back to the basics”. “If you are starting something, you […]
The 47th performance season of Ballet Philippines entitled “Wings” will begin with “Firebird and Other Ballets.” Happening from August 19 to 21 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo or CCP Main Theater of Cultural Center of the Philippines, “The Firebird” is a classical ballet performance which will feature Igor Stravinsky’s remarkable orchestral piece. The show will narrate a story of timeless love and adventure and will highlight a mixed bill of contemporary and neo-classical works by David Campos, Dwight Rodrigazo, Carlo Pacis and an all-new Firebird by Russian-born choreographer George Birkadze. Casting includes Rita Angela Winder and Jemima Reyes as the Firebird, Jean Marc Cordero and Garry Corpuz will […]
WINNERS of the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will be announced at the Cinemalaya Awards Night on August 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). With the theme “Break the Surface, this year’s Cinemalaya Festival boasted of 19 new digital films in competition. In the full length feature, nine films competed. These were: Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo, Dagsin by Atom Magadia, Hiblang Abo by Ralston Jover, I America by Ivan Andrew Payawal, Kusina by David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares, Lando at Bugoy by Vic Acedillo, Jr., Mercury Is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana, Pamilya Ordinaryo […]
The Japan Foundation Manila is bringing Bunraku, the traditional puppet theatre of Japan this August 16, Tuesday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This theatrical form is a blend of sung narrative, instrumental accompaniment and puppet drama dating back to the early Edo period (ca. 1600). Admission is all free on a first come first serve basis, so better come early at the venue to secure the best seat for you. There will be performances and pieces from: NNGYOJORURI BUNRAKUZA ● Excerpt from “The Red-Hot Love of the Greengrocer’s Daughter”—The Fire Watch-Tower Scene TEATRONG MULAT NG PILIPINAS ● The Trial Among Animals ● The Song of Baylan […]
As far as music goes, there are but a few popular genres in the Philippines: rock, pop, RnB, and most recently, EDM. However, that doesn’t mean we have to be limited by these options, not when the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has the Winds and Jazz Festival coming this July. CCP PRESENTS WINDS AND JAZZ International Band Festival, a celebration of symphonic bands, jazz groups, and wind orchestras, happening from July 26 – 31 at the CCP complex. Winds and Jazz: The CCP International Band Festival is a 6-day celebration of some of best symphonic bands, jazz bands, and wind orchestras both here and abroad. The […]
PIANIST Maria Regina “Inna” Montesclaros will give a homecoming concert at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Billed as “Inna Montesclaros in Concert,” the program consists of D. Scarlatti’s Sonata in B Minor L.33 & L.449, R.Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major Op. 17, S. Currier’s Scarlatti Cadences and Brainstorm, F. Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52, and S. Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 Op. 83. Inna is a prizewinning pianist. In 2010, she won the Silver Prize at the 1st International Piano Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam, and in November, the Bronze Prize and was the sole […]
UNTRIED, UNTESTED, UNSTAGED. Virgin Labfest shows the best of unpublished stage plays by the country’s playwrights. Photo courtesy of Cultural Center of the Philippines official website. Virgin Labfest is a laboratory festival that showcases new plays written by both up-and-coming and established playwrights. The festival aims to give Filipino playwrights a venue to present their unpublished, unstaged, untested, and untried works to theatergoers. This year’s Virgin Labfest will showcase 12 new works, 3 audience favorites from last year’s festival, 5 staged readings, and fragments from 3 new plays presented as site-specific performances. A new feature, called From Stage to Screen, showcases film screenings of outstanding stage plays that […]
Let the sounds of strings, percussion, brass and woodwind come together and serenade you in a night of soothing sounds and relaxation from the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Their Series 8 concert, entitled Reverie, showcases voices from international singers, local choirs, such as the Ateneo Chamber Singers, Philippine Madrigal Singers, UST Singers and talent from conductor, Olivier Ochanine. The show started their run in September 2015 and will continue till April 22nd 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theatre, also known as Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. Spend your night with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and let the sweet sound of live instruments carry you to relaxation and […]
In time for the 30th EDSA Anniversary, Ballet Manila presents its own take on the world-renowned Spartacus as they bring Martin Lawrance’s Rebel on February 25-28, 2016 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City. With the 1986 People Power Revolution as its setting, Rebel explores freedom, bravery, and human struggle for its theme. This version of Spartacus that tells about the violent battles in Rome will be about the Philippine setting under the tutelage of the Marcos regime. With having inputs from Filipino playwright Floy Quintos, the story will revolve around the history of the EDSA period as dance and drama meet. The Khachaturian scoring will be performed by the […]
Dance enthusiasts can now bake their cake and eat it as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launches Dance.MNL: The Philippine International Dance Festival in June 2016! Dance.MNL is a two-week festival and workshop series that features the best in Filipino ballet, modern and contemporary dance. Ballet Philippines will lead this mid-year dance fest. Bookmark this page or follow Ballet Philippines on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates on this event! This event is hosted by CCP in cooperation with the Department of Tourism. Details: Dance.MNL: The Philippine International Dance Festival Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theatre), CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City June 2016
Prepare to be amazed as “the largest multi-arts festival in the country”, the 12th Pasinaya: CCP Open House Festival happens this February 7! Banner courtesy of CCP The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will once again astound and amaze audiences as it brings you the 12th Pasinaya: CCP Open House Festival held at various venues in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City. This year’s theme is “Family and Children”. Pasinaya is CCP’s annual event that features more than 300 shows in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film, and literature. Viewers can choose from over 3,000 artists all performing along the art and culture mile between CCP Complex […]