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December 2, 2010

CCP Calendar of Events


02 - 12
(Ballet Philippines)
Choreography by: Edna Vida
Music by: Mark Charlap and Jule Styne
Since its 1983 premiere, BP”s Peter Pan has been a must-see Christmas tradition. Revisit the immortal story by James Barrie, as told through dance, of the boy who would not grow up. See Peter Pan flying with the Darling children: Wendy, John, and Michael as they meet Captain Hood, Smee , Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys and the other denizens of Never Never Land.
02, 05, 10 - 12 December at 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
03 December at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
04 December at 10:00 AM / 3:00pm / 8:00 PM
11 December at 08:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php Evening Php1,200 / 1,000 / 600; Matinee Php600 / 500 / 300

(Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra)
Olivier Ochanine, conductor
"Ring in the Holidays" with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra as we present music that caters to the 'classical' concert-goer but also brings holiday cheer in the mix. The concert opens with the beautiful Unanswered Question of American composer Charles Ives. The work, scored for trumpet, four flutes and string orchestra, depicts the inconclusiveness brought about by a question in the trumpet whose progressively angry answer in the flutes seems to evade the question at hand. Also on the programme are the exciting Philippine Portraits of Redentor Romero and Tchaikovsky's luring Francesca da Rimini. The second half of the programme invites the audience to sing along to beloved Christmas carols as the PPO welcomes the Holidays!
8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelarado (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php1,000 / 800/ 500 / 350 / 200

17 – 18
(Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company)
An international folk dance festival in the Philippines. Selected performers and artists from various worldwide dance groups come together with the Philippine national dance company, the Bayanihan, in sharing their traditions in the art of dance and music, promoting solidarity and goodwill among nations. 2010 participating countries include Greece, Colombia, Sicily, Turkmenistan, Korea and Singapore.
17 December at 8:00 PM
18 December at 3:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php

21- 22
A Christmas celebration, the Philippine Madrigal Singers performs selections of the season with its renowned guest artists and alumni, Cristina Viguilla-Navarro and Sal'My Neo Malaki.
8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php


Celebrate the holidays with VAMOS A BELÉN, a presentation of various sculptural renditions of the nativity scene from around the world. These Christmas crèches of different makes, sizes and materials are selections from the Belén collection of the late Ramon Obusan, National Artist for Dance. The exhibit is a presentation of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.

Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Wall)
Exhibit runs until January 9, 2011

ANO BAYANI? Group exhibit by TutoK presented in cooperation with Tin-aw Art Gallery. TutoK’s yearend exhibit for 2010 will be a convergence of artists and collectives across different visual art practices. What are heroes, anyway, and how is heroism relevant in the cultural fabric of how we perceive and create leaders and role models? This year’s theme will attempt to question the notion of heroism through paintings, sculpture, installations, multimedia and performance art.

Exhibit Opening on December 9, 2010/Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery) and CCP 3rd Floor Hallway. Exhibit runs until January 30, 2011


Artista ng Bayan presented by Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) is a traveling exhibit of artworks from its calendar project that highlights the role of artists as catalysts and movers for social change and nation building.

Exhibit Opening on December 9, 2010 at the CCP 2nd Floor Hallway. Exhibit runs until January 30, 2011



In selected communities in Luzon ongoing this December 2010

November 29, 2010


THE 2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on January 27-30, 2011. Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Guitar Friends, the Festival includes a total of 17 events such as guitar workshops, masterclasses and concerts featuring renowned local and foreign guitarists, and guitar ensembles. The event will feature the Philippines’ first international guitar competition.

The country’s first International Guitar Competition will hold its First Round on Friday, January 28, 2011, and its Final Round on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The Competition, open to all classical guitarists with no age limit will be adjudicated by an international jury. Winners will receive a concert guitar, a cash prize, trophy and other merchandise. The deadline for the submission of the competition application forms is December 15, 2010.

With over 25,000 US Dollars worth of prizes in Concert Guitars by World Class Luthiers, cash gifts, concerts in the Philippines and Thailand, trophies and diplomas and other merchandise, this competition promises to be the biggest guitar competition in the Philippines.

For more information on the festival, and application forms to join the masterclasses and competitions, please visit

November 26, 2010

Simbang Gabi at the CCP 2010


THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold Misa de Gallo (dawn mass) or Simbang Gabi from December 16 to 24 at 5am and a Misa de Aguinaldo on December 24 at 9pm at the CCP Main Building Ramp.

Being one of the longest and most popular Filipino traditions in the country, the Simbang Gabi is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother which starts on December 16 early morning and culminates with a 9pm Christmas eve mass on December 24. It is said that its roots began in Mexico in 1587, where the Pope granted the petition of Fray Diego de Soria, prior of the convent of San Agustin Acolman, to hold Christmas mass outdoors since the Church could not accommodate the many people attending the evening mass.

The Simbang Gabi @ d’CCP is held in coordination with Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, with various agencies participating as hermanas such as Gloriamaris Restaurant, Orchid Garden Suites Hotel, Philippine Navy, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila Broadcasting Corporation/Star City, Ticketworld, Design Center of the Philippines, Amazing Philippine Theater, Harbour Square, Senate Spouses Foundation, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and the CCP Complex Employees' Organization, among other sponsors.

For more information, please call the CCP Theater Operations Department’s Venue Management Division at 832-1125 loc. 1412/1413.

November 16, 2010

NAMCYA Announces 2010 National Finalists

The 2010 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) through Secretary-General Dr. Ramon Maria “Montet” Acoymo has announced that the Regional Competitions (First level - Video screening) and Regional Center Competitions (Second Level) have been concluded. Qualified contestants in Banduria, Choir, Dance (Senior Ballet), Piano, Marimba and Voice admitted to the Final round, and National winners in Traditional Music Ensemble are listed below.

The National Final Competitions will be held on November 23 to 28, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and the Department of Education (DepED).


Jessica Borres, Kristine Lorraine Ferrer, Carlo Jose Janolino, Astly Brian Turno.

Children’s Choir

Baao District Children’s Choir, Laoag City Children’s Choir, Munting Tinig Children’s Choir, St. Benedict Children’s Choir, STEFTI Children’s Choir, The Holy Child Children’s Choir,

Dance (Senior Ballet)

Arnulfo Andrade, Jan Erika Basilio, Luis Cabrera Jr., Timothy Paul Cabrera, Sergio Capa, Karmela Gaile Cortez, Sarah Abigail Cruz, Kenneth del Rosario, Cyril Aran Fallar, Manny Febra, Gilliante Therese Gequinto, Emmanuelle Guillermo, Maila Habagat, Rolby Lacaba, Elpidio Magat, King Magno, Rogie Mallari, Mary Cris Mangulabnan, Mark Joseph Pineda, Charmaine Bianca Perez, Anna Margarita Reyes, Philip Joseph Rocamora, Alfren Salgado, Jasmine San Juan, Joan Emery Sia, Mark Christopher Simbiling, Henry Sitoy, Rita Angela Winder, Richardson Yadao


Kevin Julius Castelo, Galene Ledesma.


Heinz Gilbert Denoyo, Beah Darda Gumarang, Mikhail Eriko Lastrilla, Albert Napoleon Roldan, Josiah Samaniego.


Jillbert Chua, Erik Ignacio, Terence Panganiban, Ramon Tenefrancia, Dave de Jesus, Micah David Galang, Regine Garabiles, Lailanie Labre, Myramae Meneses, Jamie Charisse Sampana, Cynthia Sy, Michelle Jean Valeriano, Elainne Marie Vibal

Traditional Music Ensemble

DepED Bulacan Performing Arts Group
Sibol Theater Arts
Taluksangay Ethnic Ensemble
Tudaya Sumaya Group
Dilong National High School Ethnic Ensemble
Baguio City National High School Special Program for the Arts

For further inquiries, please contact:

NAMCYA Secretariat Office
Folk Arts Theater, CCP Complex,
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City 1307

tel. nos. (632)836-4928, (632)836-4929, (632)832-1120 local 109
telefax (632)8323701

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November 14, 2010

CCP Calendar of Events


(Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra)
Olivier Ochanine, conductor
Steve Dibner, bassoon
For the third concert of the PPO's 28th Season, San Francisco Symphony bassoonist Steve Andre Dibner joins Maestro Ochanine and the orchestra in two fantastic works for the bassoon, Weber's Concerto and Elgar's Elegy. Concert-goers are in for an astounding performance from Dibner, who mesmerizes with his singing tone and extreme agility on the bassoon. Also on the programme is the beautiful work of 25-year-old Richard Strauss entitled Tod und Verklaerung, in which is depicted a dying artist's reminiscence of his life. The "Great" and last of nine symphonies of Franz Schubert completes this concert line-up.
8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php1,000 / 800 / 500 / 350 / 200

12 - 21
by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario
(Tanghalang Pilipino)
Libretto by Liza Magtoto / Music by Jed Balsamo / Directed by Tess Jamias
A children’s musical based on a folk tale as retold by Rio Alma.
This folk tale uses chaos among animals in Mount Arayat to point out that whatever one does affect others. In the end the court of Mariang Sinukuan teaches us a lesson about justice and accountability. To be performed by only four actors who sing, move, dance and give life to a variety of animal characters, the play promises to be fun, exciting and educational.
12 at 3PM/8PM and 13-21 at 10AM/3PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino(CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: Php 600 regular / 480 senior citizen/ 300 Student

19 - 21
(Philippine Ballet Theater)
Philippine Ballet Theatre (PBT), the country's pre-eminent classical ballet company and a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines is proud to present CARMINA BURANA AND OTHER BALLETS as its 3rd production on its 24th season. Carmina Burana, an intriguingly satirical view of Church and State brings a powerful fusion of ballet, modern dance and acrobatics back on stage and revel once more on David Campos-Cantero’s choreography, dark and brilliant religious satire. This time, PBT collaborates with the UST Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned Coro Tomasino on evening shows. PBT also brings back Paquita-Act 3. Paquita is the one of vibrant classical ballets that was created which is musically and visually entertaining. Major ballet companies throughout the world always include Paquita in their repertoire … a must for everyone to see. Beatles fans will have a treat with Ronilo Jaynario's colorful neo-classical entitled “Beatles Revived”.

19-20 November at 8:00 PM
20-21 November at 3:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: For evening shows--800Php for Orchestra Center/600Php for Orchestra Side/P400 for Lower Box/P200 for Balcony 1. For matinee shows-- Php 500 for Orchestra Center/ Php300 for Orchestra Side and Php100 for Lower Box and Balcony 1. Discounts for students at 50% and senior citizens at 20%.

23 – 28
Watch the best young artists from different regions compete in different instrumental and vocal categories in the national finals of the 2010 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) : “Musika at Sining: Diwa ng Sangkatauhan (Music and the Arts: The Soul of Humanity)”. The only nationwide competition encompassing both instrumental and vocal categories from youth to adults, NAMCYA winners eventually become known to be the best local performing artists, some of them making names for themselves also in the international music scene.
This year’s competition categories are: Banduria (C); Choir (A); Dance (senior ballet); Marimba (C); Piano (C); Traditional music (B); Voice (C).
Various CCP venues
Free admission

Young Musicians Development Organization, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Philippine Airlines presents Laro: Child's Play at the CCP, featuring the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band, Sylvia La Torre, Andrew Fernando, and Sarah Geronimo, with Maestro Romeo San Jose as conductor, and Cherie Gil as host.
CCP Main Theater
Ticket Prices: Php2,500/1,500/800/600/400


Celebrate the holidays with VAMOS A BELÉN, a presentation of various sculptural renditions of the nativity scene from around the world. These Christmas crèches of different makes, sizes and materials are selections from the Belén collection of the late Ramon Obusan, National Artist for Dance. The exhibit is a presentation of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.

Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Wall)
Exhibit opens on November 18 and runs until January 9, 2011

The group exhibit presented by Liongoren Gallery features artworks that pay tribute to eight Filipino women who are recognized for their notable achievements in environmental work and advocacy. They are: Evelyn Cacha, co-founder of Alyansa Laban sa Mina (ALAMIN) in Mindoro; UP Tacloban Dean Margarita dela Cruz; Sis. Luz Emmanuel of Assumption Antipolo; environmental lawyer Ipat Luna; Judea Millora, a waste management expert; Jurgenne Primavera, renowned advocate of sustainable fish farming; Lydia Robledo, butterfly habitat conservation advocate, and Luz Sabas, who together with her late husband pioneered waste management in the Philippines. The advocacies of these eight women were portrayed by noted visual artists Egai Talusan Fernandez, Efren Garcellano, Renato Habulan, Rico Palacio, Mario de Rivera, Mark Salvatus, Jojit Solano and PG Zoluaga, who worked on the subjects based on research supplied by a UP Arts Studies class under the supervision of Dr. Flaudette May Datuin, curator and head researcher for the Sa Ngalan ng Kalikasan project.

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery)
Exhibit runs until November 28, 2010

IMPLODE group exhibition by selected Fine Arts alumnus of the Technological University of the Philippines features recent works by Ferdinand Doctolero, Noell El Farol, Ramon dela Cruz, Joselito Jandayan, Alrashdi Mohammad, Herald Corpus, Demosthenes Campos, Eugene Jarque, Mac Veldezco, Grace Ighut, Rick Hernandez, Retituto Tica, Arden Mopera, Arvin Javier, Marlon Magbanua, RossCapili, Toti Cerda, Joey Cobcobo, Lynyrd Arwin Paras, John Chris Sy, Ryan Rubio, Ryan Jara, Eric Guazon, Froilan Calayag, Dexter Fernandez, Mark Andy Gracia, Lexygius Calip, Jonathan Castro, Vernon Perez and Cesar Delagado. An implosion describes what happens in the gravitational collapse of large stars. Implode, as curated by Noell El Farol, signals a similar perception of chaos that will pave the way for new modes of thinking and expression.

Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)
Exhibit runs until November 28, 2010

ASIA ART LINK 2010 exhibit of various contemporary artists from Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines curated by Ruel Caasi. Asia Art Link is an ongoing artists’ initiative envisioned as a platform for artists from the Asia Pacific region to interact and develop common grounds for dialogue and development of contemporary art in the region.

Works will be on exhibit on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th FLOOR HALLWAYS
Exhibit runs until November 28, 2010



Isang piging ng kabataang makasining. Filipino children from various cultural communities celebrate Arts, culture adn traditions.

November 16-19 at the CCP Main Theater Lobby and other venues


In selected communities in Luzon from November to December 2010


In selected communities in Visayas ongoing this November 2010

November 12, 2010


EIGHTY (80) children representing various cultural communities all over the country will gather for a three-day celebration of arts, culture and traditions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from November 16-19, 2010. The project is being undertaken in line with the CCP’s thrust of transforming lives, places and communities.

Dubbed as Kutitap: Isang Piging ng Kabataang MakaSining, the event aims to instill among the Filipino children a deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Philippine arts, culture, heritage and traditions as well as to promote creativity and positive social values. The children’s interactive activities include
mini-workshops and showcases (in dance, drama, music, rituals, visual arts, etc.), storytelling, crafting, traditional games, film viewing, group discussions, creative collaboration, educational-exposure tours, among others.

The participating children (ages 7-12 years) from public and private institutions as well as from various cultural communities will be composed of TAUSUG (Jolo), BADJAO (Tawi-Tawi), MAGUINDANAO (Pagadian), HIGAONON (Misamis Oriental), SAMARENO (Calbiga, Samar), ANTIQUENO (San Jose, Antique), BOHOLANO (Tagbilaran), BISAYA (Dumaguete, Negros Oriental), BATANGUENO (Batangas City), MANGYAN (Mindoro), BICOLANO (Naga, Camarines Sur), KALINGA (Baguio-Cordillera), together with students/residents from MARIKINA, PASAY, TONDO and MAKATI.

The 2nd KUTITAP is being supported by Philippine Airlines, SYNERGEIA, Museo Pambata, Manila Ocean Park, Star City, DLS College of St. Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (SHRIM), and Jollibee CCP Branch.

For more information, please call the CCP Outreach & Exchange Division at 832-1125 loc. 1708-1710.

October 26, 2010

CCP Tanghalang Pilipino Musical Play



Through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts
(NCCA), Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) presents Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong
(Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), the third production in its 24th Theater
Season (2010-2011) that celebrates the National Artist as a modern
Filipino IDOL. Adapted for the stage by Liza Magtoto, Dugtong-Dugtong na
Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) is based on National Artist for
Literature Virgilio Almario's re-telling of the popular tale. It
combines a folktale about the mosquito that is common to a lot of Asian
countries with one that is uniquely Filipino about the kingdom of
Mariang Sinukuan in Pampanga.

With music by Jed Balsamo and production design by Patty
Eustaquio, the play promises to be a fun and exciting feast for all the
senses where set pieces ingeniously transform into costumes that turn
actors into different characters right before the audience's eyes. The
production will be staged under the artistic vision of Tess Jamias, an
alumna of the TP Actors Company whose directorial work for TP includes
R.A.W., The Lover, Pamaypay, Kutsilyo, Yantok, and most recently, Apples
from the Desert.

This musical play for children of all ages features spectacular
performances from actors who sing, move, and play musical instruments
while giving life to a variety of animal characters. The cast of
multi-talented performers include Nina Angela Rumbines (as Mariang
Sinukuan), Abner Delina, Marc Anthony Falcon and Michael Ian Lomongo.

The world premier of Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman
ni Sinukuan) is on November 12, 2010, at 3:00 in the afternoon. It will
run for two weeks at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little
Theater) until November 21; with morning shows (10:00 AM) on November
13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21, and afternoon shows (3:00 PM) November
12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21.

For ticket reservation, booking of special performances and other
information, please call the TP office at 832-3661 or 832-1125 locals
1620 & 1621. You may also contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and
Ticketworld at 891-9999 for ticket inquiries.

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