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August 31, 2013

Ely Buendia Sings For PETA - A One Night Benefit Concert

OPM icon Ely Buendia will sing in a one-night-only benefit concert on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. Audiences will experience the hitmaker upclose and personal in Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) intimate 400-seater black box theater.

The man whose music defined a generation enjoys continuing success throughout his almost 20 years in the business. The Eraserheads enjoyed a massive following in the 90's, with one hit after another topping the charts. The singer-songwriter is also a celebrity endorser, an advocate for various causes and currently fronts two bands, Pupil and The Oktaves.

Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation's Young Artists' Series 2013

The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation's "Young Artists' Series 2013" opens with the performance of the 16-year old violinist and prize winner of the National Music Competition for Young Artists, Maria Jelina Llorin Oliva with collaborating pianist, Mary Anne Espina on September 5, 2013 at 7:00p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. de la Rosa St., Makati City.

August 30, 2013

Gantimpala Presents Dr. Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere

Gantimpala Theater embarks on an ambitious undertaking as it gives life to Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, through its stage version of “Kanser,” written by playwright Jomar Fleras and directed by Roobak Valle.

Kanser, the play, draws attention to the most iconic characters of the Noli Me Tangere that were used by Dr. Rizal to expose the various ill elements of the Philippine colonial society

August 28, 2013

Jammin' For Help - A Fund Raising Concert for the Victims of Habagat & Typhoon Maring

Lea Salonga, Gerard Salonga and various artists come together for a fundraiser concert for the victims of the habagat and Typhoon Maring, which has taken the lives of 24 people, displaced almost a million people, and destroyed an estimated P700 million in agricultural products and infrastructure throughout Luzon.

August 25, 2013

Martin Nievera The Anniversary Concert @ Smart Araneta Coliseum

Commonly known as the "Concert King", Martin Nievera, a very talented singer, songwriter, and one of the main host of ABS-CBN’s top rating musical variety showASAP 18, is now celebrating his 30 years in the entertainment industry. Yes, it's been 30 years since his illustrious career started.

He began his singing career in 1982 through the inspiration of his father, Bert Nievera who was also a singer himself. He released his first LP entitled "Martin...Take One". After sometime, he involved himself in hosting and co-hosted the TV variety show Penthouse Live! with Pops Fernandez. In 1984, his second LP was released entitled "The Best Gift".

August 20, 2013

Dulaang UP's The Duchess of Malfi/ Ang Dukesa ng Malfi

This September, Dulaang UP continues its tradition of bringing world classics to the Filipino audience through the first major Philippine production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. Dark and visceral, The Duchess of Malfi is widely held as the greatest of Webster’s works and the most gripping of the Jacobean tragedies. It has mesmerized and shocked audiences since it was first staged 400 years ago in 1613.

The Duchess of Malfi is renowned for producing what could probably be theatre’s most compelling female protagonist and two of its most twisted villains.

August 19, 2013

Lorenzo: Dulang May Musika at Awit @ De La Salle- College of St. Benilde

This September, Christopher de Leon through Green Wings Entertainment Network, Inc. presents a new musical directed by Nonon Padilla: LORENZO, which features the musical stylings of Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by award-winning writers Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol, and Joem Antonio.

The musical, which tells the story of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz’s escape to Japan and subsequent martyrdom there, is framed within a play that tells the modern-day story of Laurence, an OFW whose imprisonment in a Middle Eastern country and imminent execution prompt him to reflect upon the struggles of his historical countryman and cope with the inner struggles of his own predicament. Lorenz Martinez and OJ Mariano star in these roles respectively.

August 18, 2013

National Film Festival 2013 @ SM Mall of Asia

The country’s most accomplished and celebrated film directors - with respective bodies of work that have spanned decades to substantially form part of Philippine cinema heritage - join forces for this year’s Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013.

Dubbed All-Masters Edition, this year’s Sineng Pambansa festival, presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in cooperation with SM Cinema, gathers the latest films from Elwood Perez (Otso), Gil M. Portes (Isang Tag-araw ni Twinkle), Romy Suzara (Tinik), Maryo J. de los Reyes (Bamboo Flowers), Mel Chionglo (Lauriana), the directorial tandem of Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes (Sonata), Tikoy Aguiluz (Eman), Chito Roño (Badil), Joel Lamangan (Lihis) and Jose Javier Reyes (Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap).

August 17, 2013

OPM: An Evening of Original Piano Music Compositions

The Keyboard Department of the University of the Philippines College of Music presents rare gems of original Filipino character pieces for the piano on August 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Billed "OPM" (although not to be confused with pop music), the concert will feature rarely played, but beautiful, works by eminent Filipino composers from UP College of Music. The concert is part of the College's Filipino music heritage series and of the special 50th anniversary concert series of Abelardo Hall.

Throwback Manila - A Vinyl Disco Experience @ the NBC Tent BGC

Throwback Manila ( A Vinyl Disco Experience ) will reunite for the first time 8 of the most famous DJs of the disco generation: Jon Tupaz, Lopie Guzman, BoyetSison, Martin Porta, Manolet Santos, Bobby Nolasco, Arnel Castillo and Tito Jante on Sept 27, 2013 at the NBC Tent at The Fort, Taguig City.

These icons will spin VINYL RECORDS of the 70s, 80s and 90s for one night of wholesome trip the light fantastic fun! This vinyl experience is sure to not only bring back memories of the carefree days of yesteryears but also reintroduce the classic dance songs to the younger generation.

August 16, 2013

Ritualworld : Rituals for a Renewing Reality

This August, Shaharazade Theater Company opens their third production for the season, RitualWorld and embrace audiences in the creation of (new) rituals.

RitualWorld is a brave, new theater piece that will facilitate an actual ritual with the audience and bring them on a journey of self-revelation and transcendence. Gathering five different individuals from around the globe: Philippines, Cameroon, Romania, China, and Kyrgyztan, rediscovering rituals and having the audience actually participate in the different ceremonies within the play, RitualWorld aims to explore what it means to be human in our rapidly changing, technology-driven, and globally interconnected society. It is a glimpse into the fears of the world, as well as its own potential to live in fulfillment and harmony, and to realize our own destiny to be far greater than we can ever imagine.

August 15, 2013

Callcenter Heroes Concert By Aftershift Jam @ Bside, Makati City

Aftershift Jam - Call Center Heroes 

Most call center agents like me are assigned to the night shift. We don’t usually have the time to attend night gigs. Thus, Aftershift Jam was born.

Now on its 6th Year, Aftershift Jam will have its Anniversary Gig entitled CALL CENTER HEROES! It will be be held on August 31, 7am (after shift) at the Bside, Makati City.

August 14, 2013

Thomas Ades The Tempest @ the CCP

The first season of the Metropolitan Opera series in high definition (HD) at the CCP rounds off with Thomas Adès&rsquo The Tempest on August 20, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).

Based on William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, the three act opera tells about Prospero, the former duke of Milan, who has been deposed and living in exile for years on a deserted island with his daughter, Miranda. He has in his power the spirit Ariel and indigenous creature Caliban. When those responsible for Prospero’s exile including his brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples-sail near the island, Prospero, with the help of Ariel, conjures a storm to shipwreck them, conjures a storm to arrange his return to Milan.

August 13, 2013

Pinoy Classical Guitarists Perform JS Bach's Goldberg Variations

Two classical guitarists Lester Demetillo and Gerardo Duran from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music will perform a transcription of JS Bach's monumental "Goldberg Variations" BWV 988 on August 15, 2013, 6:30pm.

Composed originally for the harpsichord for the royal court of Poland and the Electoral court of Saxony, it was first published in Nuremberg by Bach's friend Balthasar Schmid in 1741. This piece has been a perennial favorite of connoisseurs all over the world for it exhibits JS Bach's awesome compositional Baroque technique of varying a chord pattern in nine cycles of imitative counterpoint, genre piece, and arabesque.

Winners of Cinemalaya 2013

Hannah Espia’s Transit was named Best Film and swept up nine other awards in the New Breed Full Length Feature category while Jerrold Tarog’s Sana Dati won Best Film and seven more awards in the Directors Showcase of the 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition.  This was announced at the Cinemalaya Awards night on August 4 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

August 11, 2013

Lorenzo @ the College of St. Benilde, Manila

By Joselito Toots O. Tolentino
SEPT. 5 - 7, 12 - 14 ---- 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Lorenzo is a contemporary opera about a condemned Filipino awaiting execution in the Middle East for having murdered his employer.

A reporter from Manila is sent there to cover the case.

She finds him in prison planning out a theater production based on the life of the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz. In the past, the condemned Pinoy had once been active in theater groups in Manila. To help him cope with his depression he now proceeds to write a play.

August 10, 2013

Venthrilla in Manila : A knockout Ventriloquism and Puppetry Show

The three popular ventriloquists in the country -- Ony Carcamo, Wanlu, and Ruther Urquia -- perform together in "Venthrilla in Manila," at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Huseng Batute on August 16 (7:30pm) and August 17 (3pm and 7:30pm), 2013.

August 9, 2013

Bayanihan Performs in Alabang Filinvest

The country's premiere Bayanihan Dance Company that has awed more than a million audiences all over the world and has and continue to represent the country as the perfect goodwill ambassador to the world, will be performing in Alabang on August 10 (Saturday) 8:00 pm at the Insular Life Auditorium, Filinvest Corporate City in Filfest Cultural Foundation’s Concert # 3, 2013 Season.

August 7, 2013

Side A iHELP - A Concert for a Cause @ the Music Museum

Side A… iHelp (A Concert for a Cause) on August 20, 2013, 8:30pm at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Music Museum Ticketron at (63 2) 721-0635 or (63 2) 721-2949 or Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Buy tickets at

Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday August 20, 2013

August 6, 2013

Aiza Seguerra & Duncan Ramos - Melodies of Hope @ the Music Museum

Watch Melodies of Hope featuring Aiza Seguerra & Duncan Ramos on August 23, 2013 Friday 8:00 PM at the Music Museum.
The concert is for the benefit of the Bone Cancer Patients of the Philippine Orthopedic Center.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries please call Music Museum Ticketron at (63 2) 721-0635 or (63 2) 721-2949.
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday August 23, 2013

Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival 2013 @ the CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, presents the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2013 on August 7-10, 2013 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and to honor its founder National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, one of the pillars in the promotion and development of choral music in the country. The Festival will see the fruition of the first international choral competition in the history of the art of choral music in the country.

August 5, 2013

Giselle @ the CCP Main Theater

Her story is a familiar one. Two men are in love with her, but she returns the affections of the one who turns out to be taken. Her heartbreak kills her (literally), and yet she forgives her lover.
In a medium like ballet where spectacle often takes the spotlight, such drama and conflict is seldom found. Everyone has a story to tell in “Giselle”. The choreography and the music, not to mention the dancers, all help to create well-rounded and relatable characters. 

Gantimpala Theater Presents Ang Prinsipe at Ang Pulubi

Gantimpala Theater tours the provinces once more, bringing to kids and the young at heart,“Ang Prinsepe at ang Pulubi,” a new children’s musical based on Mark Twain’s classic Engish tale ‘The Prince and the Pauper,” under the direction of Gean Allain de Leon, with book and libretto by the late Beth Nacion Puyot.

Leading the cast are theater newcomers Julian Roxas as Prinsepe Edward Tudor and Martin Buen as Tom Canty, the pulubi.

August 4, 2013

Special Concert Series II: Raymond de Leon @ CCP

A three-time first prize winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artsts (NAMCYA), Raymond was a semi-finalist in the 1st Calvia International Trumpet Competition in Mallorca, Spain in 2003.
Won 3rd Prize in the International Trumpet Guild Competition in new Jersey in 2006 and First Prize in the Don Bushell Concerto Competition in 2011, which led to his debut with the Seattle 
Philharmonic on March 2012 playing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto.

August 3, 2013

Special Concert Series III: Aimee Mina - Dela Cruz @ CCP

The only female percussionist of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Aimee has had a string of performances as marimba soloist with several ensembles which include the Metro Manila Orchestra, UP Symphonic Band and the Philbanda Wind Orchestra during its recent trip to Singapore in July 2012.

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