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September 30, 2013

Matchbox Twenty Live In Manila

The Philippines is more popularly known as the entertainment capital of the Far East. Another proof is the coming of a popular pop rock group Matchbox Twenty on November 8, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Matchbox Twenty Live in Manila! Is another first in the Philippine entertainment history as presented by MMI Live. Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale collectively known as Matchbox Twenty is also known for their chart-topping evergreens such as “Beat,” “Unwell” and “If You’re Gone”.Part of their tour repertoire is from their latest North Album, “Put Your Hands Up” and “She’s So Mean.”

Tiesto Live @ Smart Araneta Coliseum With Tigerlily

Catch Tiesto Live in Manila with Tigerlily on October 3, 2013 9:00pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum!

“Beautiful World”, “Sweet Things”, “Elements of Life”, “I Will Be Here”, “Silence”, “Work Hard Play Hard” and “We Own the Night”. These are just some of the world-smash hits created by Grammy Nominee, legendary Dutch musician and record producer of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), and world – renowned professional DJ, Tiesto.

MCOF Young Artists' Series 2013 - Matthew Calderon

Considered one of the most exciting young artists of this generation, Pianist Matthew Calderon will be performing at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati on October 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. under the aegis of the MCO Foundation's&"Young Artists' Series".

Matthew Calderon started his first piano lessons at the early age of 6 under Mr. Jerome Baes. In 2010, only 12 years old, he was accepted as a music scholar at the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA). He is now on his 4th year and under the tutelage of Prof. Mary Anne Espina. Since his first year at PHSA, he has consistently garnered academic and artistic excellence awards.

Mulan (A Legendary Heroine Musical) Presented By Kids Acts Philippines

The story of Mulan, a popular Chinese heroine, comes from an old Chinese folktale entitled “The Ballad of Mulan”. Originally a poem – Hua Mulan’s story has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.

This year, Kids Acts Philippines will stage its own take on the ballad as the season offering to all schools. Fearless and determined, Mulan’s story starts out as China is facing the threat of the Huns. The Emperor seeks out the help of the men of different families to fight in battle. Former military man and Mulan’s father is among those chosen. Too old and sick to participate but also too honourable to walk away from the duty, Mulan’s father and his family are faced with the dilemma of being unable to send someone in his place. Without a male member who is old enough to fight, Mulan steps forward to serve in the army in his place.

September 28, 2013

Festivals in the Philippines - October


1st week-Roxas City
This festival highlights the performance of the history and culture of Capizeños during pre-Hispanic times.

Universal Children's Festival
1st week-Dapitan City
The festival involves children of locals, dressed in costumes of UN member countries, parading around the city.

September 27, 2013

Bukas Palad's CD and Songbook Launch Concert - Admission is Free

The Jesuit Communications Foundation invites you to the launching of Bukas Palad's latest CD and songbook, Behold the Child: Bukas Palad Sings the Christmas Story. Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Ateneo de Manila High School Covered Courts, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free!

Join Bukas Palad as we launch our 18th studio album and 2nd collection of Christmas songs and carols! Titled BEHOLD THE CHILD (Bukas Palad sings the Christmas Story), the album is a musical retelling of the first Christmas through contemporary chants of scriptural verses, interspersed with modern-day reflections wrapped in holiday music.

September 26, 2013

Ateneo Chamber Singers Presents "Silence My Soul" - Admission is Free

The Ateneo Chamber Singers (ACS) celebrates its 11th year with "Silence My Soul" - a concert featuring songs based on the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore and the biblical Song of Songs.

The concert will also launch the group's newest album under Jesuit Communications, Hanggang Langit, - a collection of songs that returns the ACS to the roots of its existence; giving glory to God by way of sacred and inspirational music.

September 25, 2013

Seminar on "Designing Your Life" By Bethel Diokno Schnitzlein

A Seminar on “Designing Your Life” for beginning career and up and coming performing artists will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ MKP Multi-Purpose Hall. The Seminar will be given by Bethel Schnitzlein, Ph.D., Austria-based Filipino educator, social worker, musician, counsellor and life-coach.

The Seminar is to help people intentionally craft their personal and professional life by directing life’s controllable aspects, making the right choices, and not allowing to let things happen by chance.

September 24, 2013

Imelda EP Album Launch Party

Imelda is a group of five men of five distinct personalities who are fused by a common love for blues and hard rock.

Imelda was formed from a previous musical project in 2011 and has been making-rounds in the university and bar scene playing at venues like the UP Fair, Saguijo, and Route 196 to name a few. In a word, Imelda is all about bringing back good ol’ Rock n’ Roll infused with a multitude of other influences from the music of today.

September 23, 2013

Biodiversity Rocks - A Fund Rasing Concert By Haribon Foundation

On October 2, 2013, all roads lead to Hard Rock Café as Haribon celebrates its 41st year anniversary of stewarding biodiversity conservation in the Philippines with a fundraising concert dubbed as Biodiversity Rocks!

Haribon Foundation and Hard Rock Café are working together to promote environmental awareness, and foster public attention for the protection and conservation of the country’s natural resources.

Thru this event, everyone is encouraged to realize not only their responsibility to care for the environment, but also become agents for change.

September 22, 2013

A Fundraising Concert for Frank G. Rivera - Celebrating His 45 Years In Theater

On a rainy afternoon in a suite at the Manila Doctors’ Hospital in Ermita, theater director Frank Rivera is enjoying another breather from his regular chemotherapy sessions, which have been going on since April this year.

Rivera is afflicted with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer which, in his case, developed on his bone marrow along his dental structure. To prevent the cancerous cells from spreading, doctors had to take away part of his cleft and his gums in an operation that took some 12 hours.

This is his fifth month in the hospital and, thus far, he has paid only P700,000 and still has a balance of P1.2 million. To help him raise the amount, a fund-raising concert will be mounted on Oct. 18 at the Emilio Aguinaldo College along Taft Avenue, with a 3 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. gala.

Rivera’s head is now bald, but hair is starting to grow again. With the cleft and gums on his left cheek taken out, his speech has become slurred.

Manila Art 2013 @ SMX Aura BGC

Manila Art is the 5th edition of the country’s biggest visual arts fair. Started in 2009 with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts(NCCA), Manilart has showcased over 2,500 works of Philippine artists through galleries participating from all over the Philippines.

Last year alone, the four-day event at the SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia registered a visitorship of almost 11,000 art patrons, collectors, enthusiasts, and students.

This year, MANILART 2013 is slated to run from October 9-13, 2013 at the newly-inaugurated SM Aura Premier Convention Center in Taguig City. The art fair is supported in part by theNational Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)with media partners Lifestyle Asia Magazine and the One Mega Group and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Togeher with the NCCA and our media partners, MANILART 2013 is sponsored by the following companies:

September 21, 2013

MCOF Young Artists' Series 2013: Myramae Meneses

The 23rd Aliw Awardee nominee and the 2012 National Music Competition for Young Artists 1st Prize winner, soprano Myramae Meneses will hold her first major solo concert under the auspices of MCOF Young Artists’ Series on October 2, 2013 at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Costa St, Makati City at 7 in the evening.

September 20, 2013

Gantimpala Theater Presents Ibong Adarna

Tween star BJ Forbes is Don Juan, in the Gantimpala Thearer classic, “Ibong Adarna,” under the direction of Roobak Valle and written by Ed Maranan.
“Doing the role is fun!” exclaims Forbes. “Don Juan is the youngest of the three dons. His inherent goodness and love for his family, these are the traits that I admire most about him.”

CineFilipino Film Festival 2013

Festival Coverage: The 1st CineFilipino Film Festival, Part One

The Cinefilipino Film Festival makes its debut this year, screening eight new feature films in Gateway, Lucky Chinatown, Newport Cinemas, and over the weekend, the Shang Cineplex. This new festival arrives in a crowded festival scene. Let’s see what these guys have to offer.

September 15, 2013

Atlantis Productions' Carrie

CARRIE White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over - protective mother. But CARRIE’s just discovered she’s got special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

September 14, 2013

MCOF Young Artists' Series 2013: Ivan Niccolo Nery

Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation’s Young Artists’ Series 2013 next offering features tenor Ivan Niccolo Nery on September 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati City.

Described as “an artists who possesses a beautiful voice that is smooth and clear and with a wide range of coloring plus unsullied musiciality” Tenor Ivan has slowly earning a reputation as one of the most promising young tenor and a "major talent to look at to" in the country today.

A student of soprano Camille Lopez-Molina and tenor Pablo Molina at the St. Scholastica’s College in Manila, He was the Grand Prize winner of the Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition (2012) and was nominated as Best Young Actor in a musical for his portrayal as Crisostomo Ibarra in Felipe de Leon’s opera “Noli Me Tangere”.

Most recently, he was the understudy for the role of Don Jose and performed the role of Remendado in the Lyropera and MSO’s production of Bizet’s Carmen, he was also the understudy for the role of Pinkerton in MusicArte’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly held at the CCP last June.

He has participate and attended masterclass handled by Gian Luca Pasolini, Arthur Espiritu, Alexander Vikulov, Victoria Rapanan, Margarita Gomez- Gianelli, Katrina Saporsantos to name a few as well as workshop conducted by Florence Guignolet and Stephane Werchowski from Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional de Paris.
In this performance, he will be assisted by pianist Najib Ismail. Program includes songs by Tosti, Mozart, R. Strauss, Torelli, Puccini and Faure.

Contact Details:
For tickets, please call TIicketworld at (63 2) 891-9999 and MCO Secretariat at (63 2) 750-0768 and (63 920) 954-0053.

Buy tickets at

Ayala Museum
Ayala Center

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa St., Ayala Center
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Wednesday September 18, 2013

September 13, 2013

Koro Ilustrado Performs @ SM Megamall - Admission is Free

Award-winning KORO ILUSTRADO, an all-male choral ensemble releases its first album "Sa Iyong Pag-ibig"& produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. (JesCom).

Koro Ilustrado who emerged as the champion of the 2012 Araneta Center Holiday Hymns Choral competition, garnered 2nd place in the Vocal Ensemble Category at the 2013 Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival last August 10, 2013 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

September 11, 2013

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performs “Verdi’s Opera Extravaganza”

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performs “Verdi’s Opera Extravaganza,” Concert No. 4 of the “Color Your World” 2013–2014 Concert Season. The concert will be at 8:00PM at the Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO Corporate Center, Makati.

The MSO joins the world in celebration of operatic idol Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial with a performance of his popular works. This September 14, several formidable talents in the Philippine opera scene will take center stage in a splendid musical affair.

September 10, 2013

Festivals in the Philippines - September

Aurora Festival
last Sunday of August to first week of September-Tanjay, Negros Oriental
The festival features evening novenas participated in by more than 40 clans, which culminate in a nocturnal fluvial procession at the Tanjay River.

Hin-ay Festival
September 1-29-Venue: Irosin, Sorsogon
This features a cultural show, trade fair, and a street dance depicting the archangels' victory over the "Black" Angels.

September 9, 2013

Tangahalang Ateneo Presents Ang Bakkhai

Tanghalang Ateneo celebrates its 35th Season by staging four classic Greek plays with a contemporary edge -- a season that company members call Reimagining the Greeks.
The first of the four plays, Ang Oresteyas, recently ended a sold-out run to rave reviews, while the second of the series, Ang Bakkhai (The Bacchae)by Euripides, is waiting at the wings to unleash its force this September.

September 8, 2013

Ballet Philippines' Rock Supremo @ the CCP

Hear rocking new tunes by your favorite OPM artists as they participate in Ballet Philippines’ celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birthday anniversary in Rock Supremo, an exceptionally inspiring presentation co-produced by Rock Ed and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

The second production in Ballet Philippines’ 44th season (titled IllumiNATION)commemorates the life and legacy of the Filipino nationalist and revolutionary from September 20 to 22 and 27 to 29 at the CCP Little Theater.

September 7, 2013

Planetshakers: Night of Fire Live in Cebu

Planetshakers is passionate to see generations worldwide unite together. Their heart is to see people have a powerful encounter with God, and be transformed by music to make a difference in the world.

Hailing originally from Adelaide, Australia, the Planetshakers Band is now based in Melbourne at Planetshakers City Church. With over 20 internationally-acclaimed albums, the band tour annually to the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 1997, the band has grown substantially with two teams now travelling the globe regularly.

September 6, 2013

UP College of Music Presents Kathain 2

The University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music features new creative works by members with its two residents groups: UP CoNeMus (Composers of New Music) and the UP Dance Company in a concert on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:30PM.

Billed Kathain 2, this concert presents works that integrate sounds, movement, and ideas. Creations (Kathain) by faculty of the Department of Composition such as Katherine Trangco, Ma. Christine Muyco, and Chino Toledo will be performed along with those by Michael Bulaong, Melita Cruz, Timothy Pacpaco, Jordan Peralta, Jairus Saldajeno, and Karl San Jose.

September 5, 2013

Tula, Awit at Dula ni Frank G. Rivera - Celebrating 45 Years in Theater

Celebrating HIS 45 YEARS IN THEATRE non-stop TULA, AWIT,DULA ni FRANK G. RIVERA at the Emilio Aguinaldo College Theatre Ermita Manila on oct 4, 2013 @ 3pm Matinee and 7pm Gala. With theater Actors from Sining Kambayoka, Alab Artistika, Philstagers, Earthsavers and A.C.T.I.O.N [ARNAI]. 
Featuring Liesl Batucan, Alegria, Njel de Mesa, Vince Tanada, Nenen Espina, Jim Pebanco, Fray Paolo, Wally Tuyan, Dang Elio, Rechie E. Reyes and Joel Lamangan Plus Very special Guests. Hosted by Cecile Guidote Alvarez and Arthur Casanova. Video by Cj Andaluz. Stage Direction by Joey Nombres. A Philippine Centre of the ITI- UNESCO PRESENTATION

Lorenzo: Dulang May Musika at Sayaw @ Dela 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.

September 4, 2013

Dulaang ROC Presents Kantology 2

Dulaang ROC, the UA&P student organization that specializes in Filipino theater, literature and culture, presents “Kantology 2,” written by Juan Ekis.

“Kantology 2” is the sequel to Dulaang ROC’s previous production last November 2012, “Kantology,” which also had a rerun last June 2013. "Kantology 2" is a trilogy thus it is divided into three interconnected stories: Takipsilim, Bukangliwayway, and Hatinggabi.

Rock N Roll Sa Ulan Art Exhibit

Rainy days are here again. It’s the season of floods, typhoons, and traffic. And it’s also the season for Pinoy Rock!

Instead of taking shelter and hiding from the storm, go out and rock and roll with the Pinturang Himig (PINTIG) Art Circle with their latest art exhibit “Rock N Roll sa Ulan!”.
From 70s to contemporary rock, from surrealist, abstract, and all kinds of weird stuff, everything is all about Pinoy Rock and Roll! Why? Because Pinoy Rock is here to stay. Times may change, but there will always be a Pinoy with a guitar, there will always be a Pinoy headbanger. It’s part of life. it’s part of our culture.

September 1, 2013

Gantimpala Theater Foundation Presents Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan

The very first Bulwagang Gantimpala production, Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan, pulsates with new life, as a special touring production, under the direction of Joel Lamangan and Jun Pablo.

The musical theater production acquaints modern viewers to the short life and turbulent times of the working class revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and his wife, Gregoria "Oryang" de Jesus. It illustrates the evolution of the mass-based revolutionary organization, the role of women in the struggle, the internal conflicts that weakened it and gives the audiences the lessons from the struggles and triumphs of the Great Plebian.

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