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October 30, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events in November 2011

NOVEMBER

until 6
JOSE JOYA RETROSPECTIVE
Category: visual arts, exhibit
A major retrospective of the works of National Artist for Visual Arts Jose Joya. Travel sketches, abstracts, mural size paintings, and nudes exemplify the work of this prolific artist who influenced a whole generation of practitioners in the visual arts.
Date: October 13 to November 6, 2011
Venue: Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)
FREE

2
CCP OUTREACH: THE TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN BATANGAS CITY
Category: music, outreach
The orchestra of the capital city of Taiwan regales audiences with its brand of symphonic music. This well travelled orchestra is known in their home country for their music education programs. Virtuoso pianist Raul Sunico shares the stage with violinist Ray Chen. Hubert Soudant conducts. Date and Time: November 2, 2011 / 5:00pm
Venue: St. Bridget College Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, Batangas City
Tickets: Free admission

3 - 4
29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE FEDERATION FOR ASIAN CULTURAL PROMOTION (FACP)
Category: arts management, conference
Cultural promoters, impressarios, arts managers from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and other parts of
the world converge in Manila to discuss strategies in attracting and nurturing global audiences for each country's performing arts treasures. The conference theme "Cultural Treasures of Asia-Pacific on the Global Stage" is explored in forums of experts, business matching sessions, an arts market, and a "rising stars" showcase. Recommended for Executive directors, artistic directors, arts managers, marketing and touring managers of performing arts companies.
Date: 3 - 4 November
Venue: Diamond Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Conference Fee: Individual Local Php 4000, Foreign USD 250; Corporate Local Php 7000, Foreign USD 500

3 til January 8, 2012
LIGHTING THE SULÛ: Lanterns of San Fernando, Pampanga
Category: special event
The CCP facade comes alive with specially designed lanterns crafted by the artisans of Pampanga. Made possible by the generous support from the City of San Fernando, this 100 year old folk tradition dominates the CCP complex skyline with its ingenious craftsmanship and technology. The Grand Lighting Ceremony of November 3 will be accompanied by performances from the City of San Fernando Choir and the Magsilbi Tamu Brass Band 919. Pampanga officials, patrons and the team of artisans led by 3rd generation lantern maker Tatang Eming Quiwa will be present.
Date and Time: Grand Lighting Ceremony - November 3, 2011 / 6:30pm (will be displayed until January 8, 2012)
Venue: CCP Front Lawn and CCP Main Ramp
FREE

3
THE CCP GALA
Category: music, theater, dance, special event
Description: All nine resident companies perform together in a rare occasion featuring the best pieces from their repertoire. Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Tanghalang Pilipino, Bayanihan Philippine Folk Dance Company, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Philippine Madrigal Singers, the National Music Competition for Young Artists, the UST Symphony Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a night of musical variety to raise funds for the CCP's arts education and audience development programs.
Date and Time: November 3, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Orchestra Center Php 3000 - 5000/Orchestra Side 1000/Balcony Suggested Donation 500


4
TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (TSO)
Category: music, classical
The Taipei Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its music director, Hubert Soudant, with pianist Raul Sunico and violinist Ray Chen
Date and Time: November 4, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets:

6
ENCHANTED BALLETS
Category: dance, ballet, recital
A recital concert featuring the Effie Nañas Ballet, the program includes an excerpt from “Snow White and her friends in the Forest” and “Clara’s Dream”, which is based on the ballet of the Nutcracker Suite.
Date and Time: November 6, 2011 / 5:00PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets:

9
FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP
Category: dance, folkloric
Set against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset, cultural presentations showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Philippines in folkloric dance and music. Featuring the Letran University Folk Dance Troupe in colorful suites portraying song, dance and ritual from the indigenous tribes, the Spanish and American colonial periods.
Dates and Times: November 9, 16 & 23, 2011 / 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: CCP North Promenade
FREE

9
KUTITAP: ART THERAPY IN HAGONOY, BULACAN
Category: workshop
Art Program for healing and therapy for children and their families affected by recent typhoons and floods. Artistic productions and workshops offered by the CCP Resident Companies, Museo Pambata and other arts organisations.
Date and Location: November 9 - Hagonoy, Bulacan
FREE

10 til January 8, 2012
JUVENILE TRACES
Category: visual arts, exhibit
Mixed media works by Anton Del Castillo and Michael Bacol. The works resonate with images of war and violence gleaned through the media and directly experienced from different locations - in the cacophony of the media wars of the metropolis and the blood and guts reality of the war in Mindanao. The exhibit is curated by Patrick Flores. Free admission.
Date: November 8 2011 til January 8, 2012
Venue: Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)
FREE

11
PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SEASON CONCERT III:
“JAE-JOON LEE AND BUI CONG DUY”
Category: music, classical
Description: Conductor Jae-Joon Lee returns to present the Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz. Also featured on the programme is violinist Bui Cong Duy, who will play the beautiful Bruch Violin Concerto with the orchestra. Rounding off the concert is the Academic Festival Overture of Johannes Brahms.
Date and Time: November 11, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P1000 I P800 I P500 I P350 I P200

11
KUTITAP: ART THERAPY IN CALUMPIT, BULACAN
Category: workshop
Art Program for healing and therapy for children and their families affected by recent typhoons and floods. Artistic productions and workshops offered by the CCP Resident Companies, Museo Pambata and other arts organizations.
Date and Location: November 11 - Calumpit, Bulacan

12
KUNDIRANA, KWARENTA NA! THE MEN, MUSIC & MISSION
Category: music, pop
Kundirana celebrates its 40th anniversary with a retrospective concert featuring the group’s past and present members including the many men who have risen from the ranks and became giants in the music industry. “Kundirana, Kwarenta Na! The Men, Music & Mission” reiterates its mission of bringing joy to the masses through music, recalls its songs sung through the years, honors the men of Kundirana. The concert is produced by the La Salle Young Artists’ Foundation.
Date and Time: November 12, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P3500 I P2000 I P1500 I P1000 I P800 I P500

12
OVERLOOKED FILMS, UNDERRATED FILMMAKERS: RICHARD ABELARDO'S “TAONG PANIKI”
Category: film, horror, in tagalog
A 1952 horror flick “Taong Paniki” stars Jaime dela Rosa who transforms from a man during the day to a bat by night and wreaks havoc on the townsfolk. A project of the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA).
Date and Time: November 12, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)
FREE

16
FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP
Category: dance, folkloric
Set against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset, cultural presentations showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Philippines in folkloric dance and music. The folk dance troupe Mga Anak ng Inang Daigdig performs colorful suites portraying song, dance, ritual and spectacle from the indigenous tribes, the Spanish and American colonial periods. Open to tour groups.
Date and Time: November 16, 2011 / 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: CCP North Promenade
FREE

16
KUTITAP: ART THERAPY IN MACABEBE, PAMPANGA
Category: performance, workshop
Art Program for healing and therapy for children and their families affected by recent typhoons and floods. Artistic productions and workshops offered by the CCP Resident Companies, Museo Pambata and other arts organisations.
Date and Location: November 16 - Macabebe, Pampanga
FREE

18 - 19
PHILIPPINE BALLET THEATER'S THE NUTCRACKER BALLET SUITE
Category: dance, ballet
Generations of audiences have enjoyed this perennial Christmas favorite, a charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s most beloved music, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes.”The Nutcraker Ballet Suite” , the production heralds in the Christmas season.
Date and Time:
November 18, 2011 / 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
November 19, 2011 / 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P500 I P300 I P200

18
KUTITAP: ART THERAPY IN JAEN, NUEVA ECIJA
Category: performance, workshop
Art Program for healing and therapy for children and their families affected by recent typhoons and floods. Artistic productions and workshops offered by the CCP Resident Companies, Museo Pambata and other arts organisations.
Dates and Locations: November 9 - Hagonoy, Bulacan; 11 - Calumpit, Bulacan; 16 - Macabebe, Pampanga; 18 - Jaen, Nueva Ecija

19
The Church Maestro: Marcelo Adonay (1848-1928)
Category: music, liturgical, lecture-concert
Newly found works of 19th century Filipino church musician and composer, Marcelo Adonay introduced to the public in a concert-lecture. Works for violin, piano, children’s choir, adult choir and chamber orchestra performed by violinist Chona Noble, tenor Raymond Roldan, baritone Greg de Leon, the UP Cherubim and Seraphim with Elena R. Rivera, conductor, and the UP Chamber Orchestra with Edna Marcil Martinez, conductor.
Date and Time: November 19, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Venue:
Tickets:


22 - 27
NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS (NAMCYA)
Category: music, competition
The best young music and dance artists from alll over the country compete in various instrumental and vocal categories in the National Finals of the 2011 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). The competition includes the awarding ceremonies and concert of winners. Known for producing the best local and international performing artists, NAMCYA pegs this year’s theme as “Musika at Sayaw: Dangal ng Lahi”
Date and Time: November 22-24, 2011
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Date and Time: November 22-27, 2011
Venues: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (TAT) & Tanghalang Huseng Batute (THB)
FREE

23
CURATOR'S TALK: PATICK FLORES ON "JUVENILE TRACES"
Category: visual arts, forum
Curator Patrick Flores talks about his curatorial framework on the joint exhibit exploring the themes of war and violence and its effects on children and their families.
Date and Time: November 23, 2011 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: CCP Main Gallery
FREE

23
FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP
Category: dance, folkloric
Set against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset, cultural presentations showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Philippines in folkloric dance and music. The CEU Dance Troupe performs colorful suites portraying song, dance, ritual and spectacle from the indigenous tribes, the Spanish and American colonial periods. Open to tour groups
Date and Time: November 23, 2011 / 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: CCP North Promenade
FREE

26
JED MADELA BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
Category: music, pop
Description: The major concert of Jed Madela with guest artists Martin Nievera, Clarissa Ocampo, Philippine Madrigal Singers and Hotlegs Dance Company. Produced by Record Breaker Events Management.
Date and Time: November 26, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

October 29, 2011

ADVANCED CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AT THE PETA THEATER CENTER THIS NOVEMBER — OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) recognizes the deep hunger of the Filipino actor to continue to hone his craft bringing acting to a higher, more challenging, and more fulfilling vista of creativity. Some of the artists would have to go abroad to explore methods and techniques apart from what is offered locally.

This year, PETA is partnering with The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY. Stella Adler believes that “Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.” Adler’s philosophy has served as a guiding light to many prominent actors in the business today.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting brings to the Philippines two of its finest and in-demand faculty members to conduct an intensive 55-hour Advanced Class for Professional Actors: Mr. Andrew Wade and Mr. Don Williams.

This workshop aims to equip and edify the Filipino actor with skills in Voice, Text and Scene Study.

We would like to invite you to take advantage of this great opportunity of growth as an artist. The course is limited to 20 slots per class only. Classes are from November 25 to December 2, 2011. (Please check detailed schedule below)

Workshop fee is Php35,000 inclusive of a showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

Qualifications:

1. Actors with at least one professional acting experience (whether in theater, television or film)

2. Must be able to communicate in English

How to apply:

1. Interested applicants should email their resumes to meann.espinosa@gmail.com or petathetaer@gmail.com. Put on the subject line: STELLA ADLER - [YOUR NAME]

2. Wait for a confirmation email from PETA.

Payment terms:

Initial payment of Php10,000.00 to reserve your slot. Initial payment is non-refundable. Reservation period is until September 30, 2011.
Full payment should be made on or before October 15, 2011.
Failure to comply with the payment scheme may result in the cancellation of the reservation.
Payments can be made payable to our bank account:

Philippine Educational Theater Association

Account Number: 6871-00-1799

BPI Family Bank, E. Rodriguez Branch

Fax us the bank in slip for confirmation. Fax number is 4100821, Attn to Meann Espinosa

We will send you the receipt through fax or email

5. Or you can visit PETA at #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

RESERVE A SLOT NOW through: 725 6244 or 0906 211 5003

Please look for Meann Espinosa.

THE FACULTY
Mr Andrew Wade joined the Royal Shakespeare Company as assistant voice director in 1987 and in 1990 became head of voice, a position he twould hold for more than ten years. Mr. Wade recorded Working Shakespeare, a series of voice and text work featuring Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson and Claire Danes. He also served as text consultant for the movie Shakespeare In Love. Now, Mr. Wade continues to work all over the world in a freelance capacity. Aside from The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, he also teaches at the Delaware University, the National Theater School in Montreal, and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He is also currently teaching Master Classes at The Juilliard School in New York.


Mr. Don Williams is the Associate Head of The Stella Adler Acting Studio. He has directed numerous off- and off-off Broadway productions such as Turn of the Screw, The Tempest, Macbeth, Miss Julie, and many others. Some of the productions he has directed at The Stella Adler Acting Studio are Death of a Salesman, Twelve Angry Jurors, Suddenly Last Summer, The Blue Room—all sold out weeks before the opening. As a professional actor Mr. Williams has performed for the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, The Denver Theater Company, and the California Shakespeare Fest, among others.

Class Schedule:

“The actor’s artistic impulse—often cultivated and nurtured by a strong teacher or school—provides the fuel that propels him or her to work, which attracts agents, casting directors, producers, and, ultimately, audience.”

- Tom Openheim, Artistic Director, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting

October 28, 2011

CCP’S FINEST RAISE FUNDS FOR EDUCATION

THE nine flagship performing companies of the Cultural Center of the Philippines perform their best works in a fundraising gala on 3 November 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). In a rare dance and musical revue, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors from the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Philippine Ballet Theater, UST Symphony Orchestra, National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company perform to raise funds for the Center’s arts education and audience development program.

The CCP Gala launches the Membership Program that seeks to encourage and solicit the support of individuals and corporations to fund programs that will bring the shows of the CCP to public schools and underserved communities. The fund shall also enable teachers to teach arts in the classroom and develop materials on Philippine art and culture. While the CCP receives government funding, it is continually challenged by the rising cost of production and expenses related to the expansion of programs, especially in the area of arts education and audience development.

CCP MEMBERS will have access to an array of EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES such as discounts, invitations to special events, access to working rehearsals and more. MEMBERS become PARTNERS in making “art matter to the life of every Filipino.”

Join the CCP Membership Program for as low as P1,000.00. Call 832-1125 local 1800 and 1808 or email marketing@culturalcenter.gov.ph.

October 27, 2011

Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP)

29th Annual Conference
2 – 5 November 2011 / Philippines
The Cultural Treasures of Asia-Pacific on the Global Stage
This FACP conference aims to promote the arts and culture of the Asia-Pacific region in the global context. It offers strategies for attracting and nurturing future audiences for each country’s cultural treasures, in particular, the performing arts.



November 2, 2011 / Wednesday

9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration of Delegates & Hotel Check-in
Diamond Hotel Philippines

5:00pm – 7:30pm
FACP Governors & Registered Members Meeting
Diamond Hotel Philippines


November 3, 2011 / Thursday
Diamond Hotel Philippines

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration of Delegates

9:00am – 9:20am
Welcome Address
by Cultural Center of the Philippines – 29th FACP Annual Conference Host

Opening Remarks
by Hsu Po Yun, Chairperson - FACP

9:20am – 9:40am
Keynote Address
Philippine Government Perspective on Local Culture & Heritage
by Honorable Felipe de Leon Jr., Chairman – National Commission for Culture and the Arts

9:40am – 10:00am
Group Photo Session

10:00am – 10:20am
Coffee Break

10:20am – 11:00am
Session 1
Arts and Culture : Wellsprings of Creative Industries, The Taipei Experience
by Ms. Yong-Ping Lee, Chairperson - Taipei Cultural Foundation and former Deputy Mayor - City of Taipei

11:00am – 12:00nn
Arts Market & Showcase

12:00nn – 1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2:10pm
Asian Gems in the Arts (AGA)

2:10pm – 3:40pm
Session 2
Developing the New Performing Arts Market for Asian Cultural Treasures

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by Mr. Dong Chung Xin

What is the Meaning of Upsurge in Theatre Establishing in China to
Herself and the World?
By Lin Hongming, General Manager - Shanghai Oriental Center

China’s Current State of Performance Management System and Industry
Overview
by Mr. Zhu Ke-Ning, Secretary General – China Association of Performing
Arts

The Infrastructure of Cultural Facilities in China
by Mr. Yan Xianliang, Director – Standardization Research Center, Arts and
Science Technology Research Institution

3:40pm – 4:10pm
Coffee Break

4:10pm – 4:50pm
Asian Gems in the Arts (AGA)

4:50pm – 5:15pm
Session 3
Cross Cultural Collaborations on Asian Treasures
by Dr. Ramon Santos, Executive Director – University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology

5:15pm – 6:00pm
Arts Business Matching


November 4, 2011 / Friday
Diamond Hotel Philippines

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration of Delegates

9:00am – 9:30am
Keynote Address
The Global Stage Looks at the Asian Cultural Treasures
by US Speaker

9:30am – 9:50am
Coffee Break

9:50am – 10:30am
Asian Gems in the Arts (AGA)

10:30am – 11:10am
Session 4
Strengthening the Stewardship of Place for Asian Cultural Treasures
by Lutgardo Labad

11:10am – 12:00nn
Arts Market & Showcase

12:00nn – 1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2:10pm
Asian Gems in the Arts (AGA)

2:10pm – 2:50pm
Session 5
Discovering Asia

Regional Arts Landscape : Japan
by Mr. Misami Shigeta, Governor - FACP

Regional Arts Landscape : Korea
by Governor. Korea-FACP

3:00pm – 3:20pm
Coffee Break

3:20pm – 4:00pm
Asian Gems in the Arts (AGA)

4:00pm – 4:50pm
Session 6
Discovering Asia

Regional Landscape : Indonesia
by Hon. Joko Widodo, Mayor – Solo, Indonesia

Regional Arts Landscape : Indonesia
By Mr. Jay Subyakto, Artist - Indonesia

Regional Arts Landscape : Philippines
by Mr. Eric Zerrudo, Director – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property
and Environment in the Tropics, University of Santo Tomas


4:50pm – 5:30pm
Arts Business Matching


November 5, 2011 / Saturday

9:00am – 10:00am
FACP Governors Meeting

10:00am – 11:00am
General Assembly

11:00am – 11:30am
Closing Ceremony

12:00nn – 1:30pm
FACP Governors Farewell Lunch




RATES

Conference Registration:

Individual: 4,000 Php, inclusive of attendance to the two day conference, two lunches, kit and tickets to selected shows

Corporate: (Maximum of 2 persons): 7,000Php

Arts Market Booth Space: 1,500Php, Local; $50 Foreign. First Come, First Served Basis

Arts Organizations may avail of booth/table space at P1,500Php which also includes a showcase opportunity.



DOWNLOAD Conference Registration Form, Program Schedule, Hotel Booking Form, FACP Events, Optional Tour Package Information


FACP is a NGO registered with the Registry of Societies, Singapore

For the 29th Annual Conference, correspondence address :

Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Main Building, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
Telephone : +632-8321125
Fax : +632-5515960 or +632-8310123

For more information, please visit the FACP website at www.thefacp.org



JOIN THE ARTS MARKET AT THE 29th FACP ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion are implementing the 29th Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) Annual Conference with the theme “The Cultural Treasures of Asia-Pacific on the Global Stage” on November 3-5, 2011 at the Diamond Hotel. The conference aims to promote arts and culture of the Asia-Pacific region in the global context. It offers strategies for attracting and nurturing future audiences for each country’s cultural treasures, in particular, the performing arts.

The conference includes an Arts Market, for local and international performing arts organization that wish to promote their shows. The Arts Market booths are located at the corridor immediately outside the conference area. Arts organizations may rent a booth for their institutions where they can bring their clients for business matching discussion at the second floor area of the conference venue.

Arts Market Booth Space
Local = P1,500.00
Foreign = $50

Arts organizations may avail of booth/table space; which includes a showcase opportunity. They need not register for the conference in order to avail of booth space.

Confirm on or before 5pm of October 28, 2011.

For more information, you can visit www.facp.org or communicate with Ms. Bernie Abella, FACP Manila Secretariat at telephone number 8321125 local 1111 or email address intldesk@culturalcenter.gov.ph or / and Ms. Josie Guillen, FACP Manila Arts Market and Business Matching Officer at telephone number 8321125 local 1602 or email address jguillenccpdance@yahoo.com

October 26, 2011

TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYS IN MANILA AND BATANGAS CITY

THE distinguished Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO) with conductor Hubert Soudant, will be in the Philippines for two concerts in November 2011. The concert will feature as soloists Ray Chen, a Taiwanese violinist, and Filipino pianist Raul M. Sunico.

The TSO will hold its gala performance on November 4, 8:00 pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. An outreach concert in Batangas City will be held prior to the gala concert on November 2, 5:00 pm, at the St. Bridget College Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium. The outreach event is presented by Atty. Tony Pastor and St. Bridget College.

A violin master class will be conducted by Ray Chen on November 4, 10:30 am, at the CCP Little Theater.

Since its founding in 1969, the TSO has built up a huge repertoire and become one of the most sought-after ensembles in Taiwan. Noted for its excellence in artistic presentations and efforts to promote intercity cultural interchanges, the TSO also plays a role in advocating for public music education. Over the years, top quality opera production has become TSO’s most unique tradition. To broaden its global perspective, the orchestra has visited Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, USA, Japan, Russia, France, Spain, China, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, etc. The remarkable number of international invitations and acclaimed performances has confirmed TSO’s place as one of the main musical forces in Taiwan and one of the best orchestras in Asia.

Conductor Hubert Soudant has conducted the most prestigious European orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, K.B.S. Symphony Orchestra of Seoul, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Scala Milan and many others. As an opera conductor, he conducted operas at de la Bastille, and at all Italian opera houses like Parma, Catania, Palermo, Trieste and Bologna. He was principal guest conductor of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director of Radio France Nouvelle Orchestra Philharmonique, Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire and, for the last thirteen years, of the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg. Since September 2004, he has been the Music Director of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra with whom he recorded several CDs, the latest of which---Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 released in 2009, won the Best CD by Japanese Artist at the 22nd Music Pen Club Japan Awards.

Violinist Ray Chen is considered one of the most compelling young violinists today. He was winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (2008). His premiere album Virtuoso, released in January 2011, received glowing reviews from a range of major publications including The Times and Chicago Tribune, which named it “CD of the Week”. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Chen was accepted to the Curtist Institute of Music at the age of 15, where he studied with Aaron Rosand. Chen plays the 1721 “Macmillan” Stradivarius provided as part of the award for winning the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Raul M. Sunico

Raul Sunico is one of the top pianists in the Philippines. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Julliard School in New York, and a Ph. D in Piano Performance from the New York University. Sunico has performed in solo recitals all over the world and recorded more than 40 CDs of Philippine music as well as the classical, duo-piano, American pop, and collaborative genres. He is the author of music textbooks for use in Philippine schools and is recipient of various awards for his achievements. He is currently the president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Dean of the UST Conservatory of Music.

The forthcoming concerts of the TSO are part of the activities being held for the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) 29th Annual Conference slated on November 2-5, 2011 at the CCP. The FACP conference aims to promote the arts and culture of the Asia-Pacific region in the global context. It offers strategies for attracting and nurturing future audiences for each country’s cultural treasures, in particular, the performing arts. Around 200 delegates from all over Asia are expected to attend the Conference.

For more information about the TSO concert in Batangas, please call CCP Outreach at tel. no. 833-0267.

For the TSO concert at the CCP, tickets are priced at Php1000, 800, 500 and 300. Please call CCP Sales Division at tel. no. 832-3706, the CCP Box Office at tel. no. 832-3704 or Ticketworld at tel. no. 891-9999.

For inquiries about the FACP 29th Annual Conference, please call. For inquiries about the FACP 29th Annual Conference, please call the Linkages Office c/o Ms. Bernie Abella at tel. no. 832-1125 to 39 local 1111 or email intldesk@culturalcenter.gov.ph.

October 25, 2011

HALLOWEEN FAMILY CONCERT AT THE CCP

WATCH superhero Greenilda of the Green Planet as she wipes out the Litterbugs in the Halloween Family Concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

The concert entitled “Greenilda vs. The Litterbugs” will feature the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra (MMCO) with Josefino Chino Toledo, conductor in a concert for children of all ages. Now on its 5th year, the concert introduces the symphony orchestra and its music to children in a fun way. Pre-concert activities include the musical instruments petting zoo, wherein the children get to experience playing different orchestral instruments assisted by members of the MMCO, and trick or treats at the Little Theater and Main Theater lobbies at 2:30PM. The children are highly encouraged to come in their costumes. The concert is presented by CCP and the MMCO, and sponsored by Alveo Land.

For more information, please call the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604/1605.
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FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines will present a weekly cultural show featuring community-based and school-based folk dance groups starting in October. The shows are open to the public, free of charge.

Billed Filipiniana Sunsets at the CCP, the folk dance series, to be held outdoors at the CCP’s North Promenade from 6PM to 7PM, will regale audiences with the colorful pageantry of local folk songs and dances set against the world famous Manila sunset.

Filipiniana Sunsets at the CCP will start with the Bulacan State University Lahing Kayumanggi Folk Dance Troupe on October 19 to be followed by the Lahing Kayumanggi of Pagsanjan, Laguna on October 26. Other groups slated to perform are: Letran University Folk Dance Troupe on November 9; Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig on November 16; CEU Dance Troupe on November 23; Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild on December 7; and UP Filipiniana Folk Dance Troupe on December 14 and December 21.

For more information, please call CCP Dance Division at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1602.
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PHILBANDA WIND ORCHESTRA AT THE CCP

The Philbanda Wind Orchestra will hold its inaugural concert entitled “Da Music Men: Philbanda Wind Orchestra” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8PM. The Philbanda Wind Orchestra is composed of band members and conductors of the newly-formed Philippine Band Association or Philbanda for short, headed by its conductor and president Herminigildo Ranera.

As president and prime mover of Philbanda, Herminigildo Ranera brings with him his expertise in band conducting, as well as his experience as a participant of the 4th Asian Band Festival and Competition in Bangkok, Thailand and other band festivals.

The program of Philbanda is as follows: Compello’s El Palomino Noble March, O’Loughlin’s Winds along the Whippany, David’s Concertino, Op. 12, de Haan’s Concerto D’Amore, Huckeby’s Ascentium, Gould’s Jericho Rhapsody, Barnes’ Fantasy Variations on the theme of Paganini, Pryer’s Thoughts of Love, Willson’s 76 Trombones, Ranera’s Mga Tugtuging Velarde, Nelhybel’s Symphonic Movement and Disney’s Fantillusion arr. by Hoshide. Soloists of the concert are bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza and trombonist Cornelio Ramos, both members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ticket price is P500 with 50% discount for students and 20% discount for senior citizens. For inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999

October 24, 2011

CCP HOLDS CHORAL WORKSHOP IN OCTOBER

THE CCP Choral Workshop 2011 (more popularly known as the CCP Hands-on Choral Workshop) will be held on October 25-29, 2011 from 9am to 6pm in various venues of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Choral Workshop is a choral clinic open to amateur choirs and choral conductors who wish to hone their skills in choral singing, conducting and performance. Now on its 11th year, the Workshop has trained choirs and conductors from different parts of the country, some of whom have already competed and won in local and international choral competitions.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers, led by choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio, leads the team of trainors composed of the present members and alumni of the world renowned choral ensemble. The ensemble recently staged a highly successful six-month concert tour to the United States and South America, which included the celebrated performances with Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, and at the 9th World Symposium on Choral Music held in Patagonia, Argentina in August.

The Workshop will culminate in a concert at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 3 p.m. featuring all the participating choirs and conductors. Since the Workshop accepts only a limited number of choirs, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

For inquiries, please contact the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604/1605.

Eighty to Eighty Nine Concert


80′s show dubbed as 80289 (Eighty to Eighty-Nine) “80′s Music to the Max!” This will be a concert series happening at the Music Museum with its premiere on Nov.11 followed by the 18th and culminate on Nov. 19. The show will feature the greatest musical hits from 1980 to 1989 which will be performed by the era’s prominent artists, Jamie Rivera, Gino Padilla, Lou Bonnevie, Juan Miguel Salvador, Chad Borja, Ella May Saison with surprise Celebrity guests.

Ticket prices at P2,500 (with drinks),P2,000, P1,500, P1,000 at 20% discount for early birds!

FOR GROUP DISCOUNTS, NIGHT BUYERS & SPONSORSHIP
call 0905-3784680 or email 80289shows@gmail.com

More info at http://www.80289shows.com

October 17, 2011

KERYGMA CONFERENCE 2011



THE KERYGMA CONFERENCE
The first Kerygma Conference was held in 2007. It is a brainchild of Catholic lay preacher and author Bo Sanchez, and is a three-day event in Manila and a one-day event in Davao and Cebu. KCon includes worship, entertainment, talks, Mass and healing – and in such an inspiring way that more people have come back year after year. From around 5,000 participants in 2007 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig, about 15000 people attended last year’s conference in Manila, Cebu and Davao. In 2009, a one-day conference was started in Cebu. Last year, another was begun in Davao. KCon 2011 promises to be another life-giving event and has been dubbed “The biggest inspirational conference in the country.” Fellowship, inspiration and fun come together on November 18 to 20. It will indeed be glory time!

OPENING CONCERT
>FREE ENTRANCE
>NOV. 18 | 6PM - 9PM
>CCP OPEN GROUNDS
>CCP COMPLEX, ROXAS BOULEVARD, MANILA

GRAND FEAST
With Holy Mass and Special Ministering Time with Bo Sanchez
FREE ENTRANCE
NOV. 20 | 5PM - 8PM
CCP OPEN GROUNDS
CCP COMPLEX, ROXAS BOULEVARD, MANILA

visit kerygma conference for more details

SAVED FESTIVAL 2011

November 26, 2011 Saturday, Araneta Coliseum

Performing Artists:
- Parachute Band
- Martin Smith of Delirious
- Quest
- Citipointe Live
- Gary Valenciano
- Jodi King
- Sideshow
- Starfield

Ticket prices:

Seat Location Price
VIP (Reserved Seating) 1500
PATRON (Reserved Seating) 1200
LOWER BOX (Reserved Seating) 1000
UPPER BOX A 700
UPPER BOX B 500
GENERAL ADMISSION 250

SAVED FESTIVAL 2011 is going to rally local churches in the Philippines to rise up to the true calling of a SAVED life in Jesus Christ, who is worthy of all glory and honor and praise!

FOR TICKET RESERVATIONS contact Mr. Robin Ribon thru 09228618248

October 16, 2011

6th Philippine Towns and Cities Conference

The Heritage Conservation Society, Inc. invites architects, urban planners, property developers, policy makers, national and local government officials, engineers, planners, building officials and tourism officers, heritage property owners, and all those interested in heritage to attend the "6th Philippine Towns and Cities Conference on Nov. 4, 2011 at the FEU Auditorium in FEU Manila.

The urban revitalization of old city centers and historic districts is the new big thing for urban planning, property developers and local government policy. This would be a good opportunity for everyone to get insights on opportunities in the revitalization of historic districts.

Conference fess are Php1000 for both government and private participants; and Php200 for undergraduate students with IDs.

For more information, contact Dorie Soriano or Luz Regalado of the Heritage Conservation Society at (02) 5466367, (02) 3534494, (0917) 8668853, (0906) 2625631 or e-mail hcs_secretariat@yahoo.com.

Tentative Program (as of October 11, 2011)
08:00–08:30 Registration
08:30–08:40 Welcome Remarks - Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Chairperson, Heritage Conservation Society
08:40–08:50 Introduction of Participants - Mr. Ivan Anthony Henares, Vice President, Heritage Conservation Society
08:50–09:00 Conference Objectives and Expected Outcomes - Arch. Dominic Q. Galicia
09:00–09:20 Case Presentation: Kalibo (Aklan) - Ms. Ana Legaspi
09:20–09:40 Case Presentation: Taal (Batangas) - Mr. Ernie Villavicencio
09:40–10:00 Case Presentation: Santa Maria (Bulacan) - Dr. Sylvia Tomas Joaquin
10:00–10:20 Case Presentation: Binan (Laguna) - Dr. Rosauro Sta. Maria
10:20–10:45 Open Forum
10:45–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–11:20 “The Challenges and Opportunities of Inner City Revitalization” - Mr. Florian Steinberg, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB
11:20–11:40 “The New Plan for the Restoration of Intramuros” - Mr. Jose A. Capistrano, Jr., Administrator, Intramuros Administration
11:40–12:00 Discussion
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:20 “Manila: Past, Present and Future” - LArch. Paulo Alcasaren
13:20–13:40 “Binondo: A Past and Future Portal” - Prof. Fernando N. Zialcita
13:40–14:00 “BPO@ Escolta” - Arch. Dominic Q. Galicia
14:00–14:20 “The Legal, Institutional and Regulatory Aspects of the Redevelopment of Historic Districts” - EnP. Asteya Santiago, FPIEP
14:20–14:45 Open Forum
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00–15:20 “Plans for the Future Development of Metro Manila” - Hon. Francis Tolentino, Chairman, Metro Manila Development Authority
15:20–16:20 Panel Discussion - Arch/EnP. Joy Martinez, Prof. Asteya Santiago, Dr. Nathaniel von Einsiedel, LArch. Paulo Alcasaren, Prof. Fernando Zialcita, Arch. Augusto Villalon, Mr. Jos Ortega and Prof. Mike Luz (Facilitator)
16:20–16:30 Synthesis, Conclusion and Next Steps, Dr. Nathaniel von Einsiedel, President, Heritage Conservation Society

October 15, 2011

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila


Resorts World Manila brings to the stage the Tony-winning Richard Rodgers musical- "The Sound of Music", classic songs like "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" will be shown from October 15 to December 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

Veteran actresses Joanna Ampil and Cris Villonco will alternate playing the role of Maria Rainer, the angel-voiced nun-turned-governess of the von Trapp family. Audie Gemora and Ed Feist portray Maria's love interest, the ironfisted Captain Georg von Trapp. "Uncle Max" will be played by Miguel Faustman and Robbie Guevarra, while Pinky Amador and Lynn Sherman take on the role of the captain's fiancée, Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Pinky Marquez and Sheila Francisco play Mother Abbess, the head of Maria's convent.

Atasha Muhlach, the daughter of veteran actor Aga Muhlach and beauty queen Charlene Gonzales, makes her acting debut as Brigitta von Trapp; the rest of the von Trapp children are played by Tanya Manalang and Rachel Coates (Liesl), Paolo Luis Ocampo, Luis Nieto (Friedrich), Danielle Sanghio, Rebecca Coates (Louisa), Janina Punzalan, Alessandra Allado (Brigitta), Roberto Sison, Anton Posadas, Justin Sian (Kurt), Alida Moberg, Paula Therese Zamesa, Sofia Yabyabin (Marta), Alexa Villarroel, and Shanti Gleason (Gretl).

The production also puts together a stellar creative team including director Roxanne Lapus, The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Rodel Colmenar, vocal directress Lyn Fabella, designer Francis Libiran, scenographer Mio Infante, and video producer Paul Soriano.

For ticket reservations and inquiries, visit any TicketWorld outlet or the Resorts World Manila Box

October 14, 2011

Jason Mraz Performs in Manila


Jason Mraz will have a one night show in the Philippines at the Araneta Coliseum on October 30, 2011. He will be with his longtime friend percussionist Noel"Toca" Rivera. The Philippine visit is part of his tour celebrating music's lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship.

This is an early holiday treat, so don’t miss Jason Mraz Special Acoustic Evening with Toca Rivera.

Tickets now available at all Ticketnet outlets and at Smart Araneta Colisuem Box Office. Ticket prices (exclude 6% Ticketnet service charge) are Php3,500 for Patron and Lower Box, Php2,500 for Upper Box A, Php1,500 for Upper B and Php800 for General Admission. For ticket inquiries, log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 9115555.

Jason Mraz Special Acoustic Evening with Toca Rivera is presented by DAYLY Entertainment in association with LAMC Productions and Rockstar Touring.

October 13, 2011

Black Eyed Peas in Manila 2011


The Black Eyed Peas is coming back to perform live in Manila on October 25, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia Concert ground.

Ticket Prices

VIP A – 10,000

VIP B – 8,000

Gold – 6000

Silver – 3000

Bronze – 1000

Call Ticketworld 891 9999 or SM tickets 470 2222

Martin Nievera & Side A Concert


Martin Nievera and Side A will have a concert on November 1, 2011 at Araneta Coliseum, Cubao Quezon City entitled " All for 1 "

Ticket Prices:
PATRON A – P3750
PATRON B – P3500
LOWER BOX – P3500
UPPER BOX A – P1500
UPPER BOX B – P1000
GA – P400

Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets located at the SM Department Store Customer Service Area and at the Araneta Coliseum ticket booths.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 911-5555 or Viva Concerts and Events at 687-723

October 10, 2011

CCP'S NEW VP AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


STAGE director and playwright Chris Millado was introduced recently as the Cultural Center of the Philippines' new Vice President and Artistic Director.

"I am thrilled and excited to be given the opportunity to work with the best artists and arts managers in the country," Millado said. "I joined the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1986 at a time when the Center was undergoing a profound reorientation." One of the first projects he handled was to bring CCP artists and resident companies outside Metro Manila in a Cultural Caravan to celebrate People Power. Ballet dancers from the CCP, together with artists and cultural workers performed on flatbed trucks before fisherfolk in Binangonan, Rizal and other areas usually not reached by cultural performances. "My interest has been how to open up the productions of CCP, broaden its audiences to include underserved communities while maintaining the excellence and artistry that it has been known for. I'm also interested in exploring ways in which CCP could achieve a stronger online presence wherein it could provide access to its materials and create compelling digital platforms that can be accessed by the world wide web."

According to Millado, CCP's vision is to make art matter to the life of every Filipino. "We program for the broadest audiences, showcase the best artists and products of this generation in music, theater, dance, literature, cinema, visual arts, multimedia. Provide a venue for the creation of new works and provide new contexts for traditional forms. Although we are situated in Manila, we aspire to reach audiences in the whole archipelago by being more aggressive with our outreach programs and tapping new technologies to broaden the reach. I see the Artistic Mission of the CCP focusing on four areas: Artistic Excellence, Filipino Aesthetics, Arts Education and Complex Development." He likewise outlined the Center's other artistic projects for the rest of 2011 and beyond.

Millado used to head the CCP's Performing Arts Department and acted as Officer-in-Charge of the CCP Marketing Department. He oversees the programming of the whole artistic season of the Center and its resident companies, among them, Tanghalang Pilipino, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He has curated some of the CCP's festivals as well. An accomplished stage director and playwright, his works have been produced in Manila (Philippine Educational Theater Association, Actors Actors Inc., Tanghalang Pilipino), San Francisco (Teatro ng Tanan, Theater Yugen), Chicago (Pintig Theater Collective), Hawaii (Hawaii Alliance for Philippine Performing Arts, Kumu Kahua Theater, Kennedy Theater UH Manoa, Waipahu Plantation Village), and New York (May-i Theater, Juilliard School). A graduate from the Theater Arts Program at the University of the Philippines, Millado earned his Masters degree in Performance Studies from New York University through a Fulbright Hayes scholarship. He has taught courses in Theater Arts, Performance Studies, and Philippine Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, the University of the Philippines, Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He served as Artistic Directorof the PETA Kalinangan ensemble. He spearheaded the organization of Filipino-American theater companies in the US. He also served as Associate Artistic Director of the Tanghalang Pilipino. He has been a recipient of the Rockefeller residency in Bellagio, Italy; a fellow to the Salzburg Global Seminar on the Performing Arts and currently a Fellow of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

October 5, 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE 23RD CCP ALTERNATIVE FILM AND VIDEO TILT

The Cultural Center of the Philippines invites Filipino filmmakers to join the Ika-23 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video on November 22-25, 2011.

Entries to the competition must be in 16mm and 35mm format for Film and DVD and MiniDV formats for Video. Competition categories are: Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation. All works submitted to the competition must be strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening. School-based work (e.g. theses) may be submitted. These works must not have been completed earlier than December 2010. Each participant may submit a maximum of three entries in each category.

Cash prizes will be given to winners of the different categories (1st Prize, 25,000; 2nd Prize-15,000 and 3rd Prize, 10,000). Special Awards will be given for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry for/on/by Children. Recipients of the Special Awards will also be given cash prizes of P15,000 each. Honorable mention may be awarded by the jury.

Winners of the competition will be announced in the awards ceremony on November 25 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. All entries to the competition will be screened during the Festival week from November 22-25 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

Deadline for submission of entries is on or before October 18, 2011, Tuesday, not later than 6 PM, at the CCP Media Arts Division, 4th Floor, CCP Main Building, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Please visit http://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph for more details.

FEDERATION FOR ASIAN CULTURAL PROMOTION (FACP) 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2 – 5 NOVEMBER 2011 / PHILIPPINES

THE CULTURAL TREASURES OF ASIA-PACIFIC ON THE GLOBAL STAGE
This FACP conference aims to promote the arts and culture of the Asia-Pacific region in the global context. It offers strategies for attracting and nurturing future audiences for each country’s cultural treasures, in particular, the performing arts.


NOVEMBER 2, 2011 / WEDNESDAY

9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration of Delegates
Diamond Hotel Philippines

5:00pm – 7:30pm
FACP Governors & Registered Members Meeting
Diamond Hotel Philippines


NOVEMBER 3, 2011 / THURSDAY
DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration of Delegates

9:00am – 9:30am
Opening Ceremony

Welcome Address
by Hsu Po Yun, Chairperson - FACP


9:30am – 10:00am
Keynote Address
Philippine Government Perspective on National Culture & Heritage

10:00am – 10:20am
Coffee Break

10:20am – 11:00am
Session 1
Arts and Culture : Wellsprings of Creative Industries, The Taipei Experience
by Ms. Yong-Ping Lee, Chairperson - Taipei Cultural Foundation and
former Deputy Mayor - City of Taipei

11:00am – 12:00nn
Arts Market & Showcase

12:00nn – 1:00pm
Lunch Break

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Performance by Rising Stars

1:30pm – 2:10pm
Session 2
Case Studies of Asian Cultural Treasures in at the Global Stage

2:10pm – 3:40pm
Session 3
Developing the New Performing Arts Market for Asian Cultural Treasures


What is the Meaning of Upsurge in Theatre Establishing in China to
Herself and the World?
By Mr. Lin Hongming, General Manager – Shanghai Oriental Center

China’s Current State of Performance Management System and Industry
Overview
by Mr. Zhu Kening, Secretary General – China Association of Performing
Arts

The Infrastructure of Cultural Facilities in China
by Mr. Yan Xianliang, Director – Standardization Research Center,
China Arts and Science Technology Research Institution


3:40pm – 4:00pm
Coffee Break

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Performance by Rising Stars

4:30pm – 5:10pm
Session 4
Cross Cultural Collaborations on Asian Treasures

5:10pm – 6:00pm
Arts Business Matching


NOVEMBER 4, 2011 / FRIDAY
DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration of Delegates

9:00am – 9:40am
Session 5
The Global Stage Looks at the Asian Cultural Treasures

9:40am – 10:10am
Performance by Rising Stars


10:10am – 10:30am
Coffee Break

10:30am – 11:10am
Session 6
Strengthening the Stewardship of Place for Asian Cultural Treasures

11:10am – 12:00nn
Arts Market & Showcase

12:00nn – 1:00pm
Lunch Break

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Performance by Rising Stars

1:30pm – 2:50pm
Session 7
Discovering Asia

Regional Artscape: Japan

Regional Artscape: Korea

2:50pm – 3:10pm
Coffee Break

3:10pm – 3:40pm
Performance by Rising Stars

3:40pm – 5:00pm
Session 8
Discovering Asia

Regional Artscape: Philippines

Regional Artscape: Indonesia

5:00pm – 5:50pm
Arts Business Matching


NOVEMBER 5, 2011 / SATURDAY

9:00am – 10:00am
FACP Governors Meeting

10:00am – 11:00am
General Assembly

11:00am – 11:30am
Closing Ceremony

12:00nn – 1:30pm
FACP Governors Farewell Lunch


FACP is a NGO registered with the Registry of Societies, Singapore

For the 29th Annual Conference, correspondence address :

Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Main Building, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
Telephone : +632-8321125
Fax : +632-8340471 or +632-8323683

The Kitchen Musical


Premier of The Kitchen Musical was shown on ABS CBN's Sunday's Best last October 2, 2011. The succeeding episodes will be aired over at Studio 23.

The story revolves around a rich young girl who goes to work at her father's famous restaurant The Avilon after graduating from the culinary school Le Cordon Blue in

Main characters

Karylle as Maddie Avilon, a fresh graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. She lands a job as the sous chef in her father's restaurant. She struggles to show her individuality and creativity in the hands of the head chef.
Stephen Rahman Hughes as Alex Marcus, the executive chef of The Avilon, known for his notoriety for perfection.
Christian Bautista as Daniel Ray, a supportive childhood friend of Maddie and the other sous chef of the restaurant.
Arthur Acuña as Harry Shaw, the general manager of The Avilon. He keeps secrets from Maddie on her father's motives for letting her work in the restaurant.
Rosemary Vandenbroucke as Selena Argon, the sommelier of The Avilon who will do everything to get what she wants. She has a deep desire to get rid of Maddie and win Alex's heart.

Supporting characters

Juan Jackson as Juan - Line Cook
Thou Reyes as Thou - Line Cook
Carla Dunareanu - Line Cook
Erwin Shah Ismail as Rico - Dishwasher
Ikey Canoy as Winston - Pastry Chef
Juwanda Hassim as Nelson - Bartender
Nadiah M. Din as Britney - Receptionist
Oon Shu An as Paula - Receptionist
Gayle Nerva as Gayle - Waitress
Rebecca Spykerman as Bec - Waitress
Debra Teng as Leslie - Head Waitress

October 4, 2011

TATLONG TABING: THREE PLAYS BY TONY PEREZ

TANGHALANG PILIPINO CONTINUES ITS SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH TATLONG TABING: THREE PLAYS BY TONY PEREZ

After the rousing success of Noli Me Tangere, the Musical, its 25th Season opener which ran for 22 performances, Tanghalang Pilipino continues its to celebrate 25 years of the best of Philippine Theater by honoring Filipino Artists as architects of the Filipino Identity. TP salutes its resident playwrights notably Tony Perez, Paul Dumol, Malou Jacob, and Rene Villanueva, all of whom belong to the league of contemporary scribes whose deep sense of love of country, of peace, of truth and justice, and of integrity and spirituality infuse their work with a particular Filipino perspective on the aspirations and challenges of modern-day life.

For its second offering, TP pays tribute to one of its most prolific playwrights in Tatlong Tabing: Three Plays by Tony Perez, featuring three of Tony Perez’s most outstanding plays. Tony Perez, who has spent over two decades eloquently dissecting the Filipino psyche, is an important playwright in contemporary Philippine drama. A prolific playwright with several volumes of published works, his plays deal with adult themes such as intense love, betrayal, separation, compassion, poverty, hunger, marriage, birth, and death. Dissecting the Filipino psyche, his plays deal with adult themes such as intense love, betrayal, separation, compassion, poverty, birth and death. The plays will be directed by a team of artists and educators who act, direct, write, and design.

Playwright Tony Perez



The plays featured in this trilogy trace the artistic development of Tony Perez as a playwright. Sierra Lakes is a tension-filled usap-usapan (dramatic conversation) that explores issues among four people caught in a complicated web of love and desire. It will be directed by Tess Jamias, an alumna of the TP actors company. Bombita is a black comedy which questions the blind obedience and subservience behaviour of young rookies in the military. Funny, but almost in a pathetic way, it reveals the emotional and intellectual short-comings of our men in uniform. It will be directed by Dennis Marasigan, TP’s former Artistic Director. Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko’y Mahal Kita, a case study of the absence of love in an average, middle-class male in contemporary Philippine society, is part of the multi-awarded playwright’s thought-provoking trilogy about love, friendship and companionship, and their consequences in our lives. It will be directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, one of today’s most sought-after theater directors.

The cast of Bombita

Adrienne Vergara and Rayna Reyes in Sierra Lakes

The cast of Nobyembre

Tatlong Tabing: Three Plays by Tony Perez showcases the talent and versatility of TP’s very own Actors Company, which includes Jelson Bay, Riki Benedicto, Martha Comia, Regina De Vera, Gino Ramirez, Rayna Reyes, Jonathan Tadioan and Marco Viaña. Joining the cast are TP alumni including Mayen Estañero, Marjorie Lorico, Russell Legaspi and Dan Jarden de Guzman. The production also features guest performances of Anthony Falcon, Bodie Cruz, a mainstream actor and Acey Aguilar, an alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts.

Tatlong Tabing: Three Plays by Tony Perez will run from September 30 to October 23 2011 at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute. As part of the celebration, an exhibit of Tony Perez’s paintings will be mounted during the entire run of the production.

Interested sponsors, showbuyers, and block buyers may call us for more details at 8323661, 832 1125 local 1620/1621. Look for Lorelei Celestino or Paulo Perez. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 891999 and at the CCP Box Office. Visit the official TP website at http://tanghalangpilipino.org.ph/main/ for other information.

October 3, 2011

ARIEL STA. ANA PERFORMS AT PPO II

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) second concert of the season will present noted clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana on October 7, 2011 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater at 8:00 p.m. Maestro Olivier Ochanine conducts.

Program includes musical landscapes of Revueltas’ Sensemayá, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Respighi’s Feste Romane and Peña’s Igorot Rhapsody.

Ariel Sta Ana is a two time winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA)-second prize (1988) and first prize (1992). He received his musical training at the UST Conservatory of Music under Prof. Dalmacio Cruz. He earned two Master of Music degrees at the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan for Clarinet Performance in 1996 under Prof. Tadayoshi Takeda and Orchestra Conducting in 1999 under the tutelage of Prof. Kazukiyo Inoue.

Sta. Ana was a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra in 1988 and became the concertmaster of the ASEAN Youth Symphonic Band held in Singapore in 1992. He also attended the master classes of Andrew Marriner, principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, Jost Michaels, a German clarinet virtuoso, Karl Theo Adler of the Aulos Woodwind Quintet and renowned French clarinetist, Michael Arrignon. In Japan, he has been a member of the Hiroshima Wind Orchestra for two years and founding member of the Hiroshima International Music Friendship Club.

He has performed at the Paco Park Presents, Concert at the Park, "French Spring in Manila", Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Music Festival, CCP “Virtuosos” concert, CCP Filipino Artists Series, San Agustin International Music Festival, among others. He participated in a recital with “Ensemble Europa” with flutist Teruki Ishibashi and pianist Eri Nakagawa. He also performed at the Poulenc Clarinet Sonata with pianist Eric Ruple and the Brahms Trio with cellist Sung Won Yang and pianist Chi-Ying Hung in the OPUSTFEST’s International Piano Festival. At present, he is in collaboration with American flutist David Johnson, and Korean pianist Hyun Joo Lee who formed the group "The Clarion Chamber Ensemble," a group specializing in performing chamber music.

At present, Sta. Ana is the principal clarinet player of the PPO and faculty member at the UST Conservatory of Music.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is the country’s leading orchestra, and is widely regarded as one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific Region. It has performed with many of the world’s conductors and artists, as well as world premieres of Filipino compositions and international composers. Last August 13, the PPO performed at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (more popularly known as the “Egg”), in Beijing, China to mark the 35th year anniversary celebration of the Philippines-China Diplomatic Relations. The Beijing concert was supported by the Rustia Tantoco Foundation spearheaded by Zenaida “Nedy” Tantoco.

Ticket prices: P1000/800/500/P350/200, with discounts available to students, senior citizens and groups. Subscription packages are also available.

For inquiries and subscriptions, 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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