Cultural Center of the PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman College of MusicAntonín Dvořák’s RUSALKA: A Lyric Fairy Tale Opera
11-12 September 2014; 7:30pmTangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
The opera was composed by the Czech Nationalist composer, Antonin Dvorak. It has never been performed in its entirety in the country. The full-length show will feature some of the best talents in the country. Notable performers are 2013 Aliw Awardee Fame Flores and Philippine Madrigal Singers member Bianca Camille Lopez, both portraying the main character Rusalka; Tenors Malvin Macasaet and Christian Nagano, both playing the Prince; and other cast members are from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas. The opera’s artistic director is Prof. Alegria Ferrer, and the conductor is Maestro Chino Toledo.This major work seeks to promote culture and arts for the Filipino audience as it was to its time In Czechoslovakia, presenting folklore and mythology in the performing arts.
Ticket price: Php600 with usual discounts.
For more details and inquiries, contact UP College of Music at landline (632)926-0026, trunkline: (632)981-8500 local 2629, 2639 or email: musikangup@up.edu.ph, and look for Ms. Eva. For tickets, please click the image above.

Cultural Center of the Philippines
University of the Philippines Diliman College of Music
Antonín Dvořák’s RUSALKA: A Lyric Fairy Tale Opera

11-12 September 2014; 7:30pm
Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

The opera was composed by the Czech Nationalist composer, Antonin Dvorak. It has never been performed in its entirety in the country. The full-length show will feature some of the best talents in the country. Notable performers are 2013 Aliw Awardee Fame Flores and Philippine Madrigal Singers member Bianca Camille Lopez, both portraying the main character Rusalka; Tenors Malvin Macasaet and Christian Nagano, both playing the Prince; and other cast members are from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas. The opera’s artistic director is Prof. Alegria Ferrer, and the conductor is Maestro Chino Toledo.This major work seeks to promote culture and arts for the Filipino audience as it was to its time In Czechoslovakia, presenting folklore and mythology in the performing arts.

Ticket price: Php600 with usual discounts.

For more details and inquiries, contact UP College of Music at landline (632)926-0026, trunkline: (632)981-8500 local 2629, 2639 or email: musikangup@up.edu.ph, and look for Ms. Eva. For tickets, please click the image above.

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO)PPO’s 2014-2015 Concert SeasonSOUND KALEIDOSCOPE
September 2014 to April 20158pm Tangahalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
The Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2014-2015 Concert Season billed as Sound Kaleidoscope under the baton of its Music Director, Olivier Ochanine.
A classic performance opens the season on September 12 with the PPO performing the works of Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov. Albert Tiu, a Filipino pianist, returns to Manila to perform as guest soloist.
On October 17, Herminigildo Ranera leads the PPO in performing works of Gershwin, Telemann and Borodin with trumpetist Rommel Reyes as guest soloist.
A program featuring works of Mozart, Haydn and Bartok takes place on November 14, with oboist Reynato Resureccion Jr., clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana, bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza and French horn player Jay-ar Mesa performing with the PPO.
On December 19, American conductor Jeffery Meyer conducts the Orchestra in performing the outstanding pieces by Brahms, Stucky and Debussy.
At the Meralco Theater, works by Haydn, Liszt and Stravinsky usher the New Year on January 23, 2015 with pianist Rowena Arrieta as guest soloist of the PPO under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine.
The PPO performs at CCP on February 13 with Olivier Ochanine leading the orchestra in performing the works of Sibelius, Dvorak and Haydn. Pei-Sian Ng, principal cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is guest soloist.
Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura returns to lead the Orchestra on March 20, performing the works of Rossini, Haydn and Ravel.
The PPO closes the concert season on April 24 with a program featuring the works of Pӓrt, Buenaventura, Ravel and Respighi under the baton of Oliver Ochanine.
All concerts (except the January 23 concert) will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8pm.
Ticket prices: Php1,500 / Php1,200 / Php800 / Php500 / Php300 with discounts available to students, senior citizens and groups. Subscription packages are also available for eight (8) or four (4) shows.
for tickets and inquiries, please contact at CCP Box Office (632)832-3704, (632)832-1125 loc. 1409 & 1406; Ticketworld (632)891-9999. You may also contact Ms. Leida Ganaden at (632)832-1125 local 1804.

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO)
PPO’s 2014-2015 Concert Season
SOUND KALEIDOSCOPE

September 2014 to April 2015
8pm
Tangahalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

The Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2014-2015 Concert Season billed as Sound Kaleidoscope under the baton of its Music Director, Olivier Ochanine.

A classic performance opens the season on September 12 with the PPO performing the works of Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov. Albert Tiu, a Filipino pianist, returns to Manila to perform as guest soloist.

On October 17, Herminigildo Ranera leads the PPO in performing works of Gershwin, Telemann and Borodin with trumpetist Rommel Reyes as guest soloist.

A program featuring works of Mozart, Haydn and Bartok takes place on November 14, with oboist Reynato Resureccion Jr., clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana, bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza and French horn player Jay-ar Mesa performing with the PPO.

On December 19, American conductor Jeffery Meyer conducts the Orchestra in performing the outstanding pieces by Brahms, Stucky and Debussy.

At the Meralco Theater, works by Haydn, Liszt and Stravinsky usher the New Year on January 23, 2015 with pianist Rowena Arrieta as guest soloist of the PPO under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine.

The PPO performs at CCP on February 13 with Olivier Ochanine leading the orchestra in performing the works of Sibelius, Dvorak and Haydn. Pei-Sian Ng, principal cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is guest soloist.

Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura returns to lead the Orchestra on March 20, performing the works of Rossini, Haydn and Ravel.

The PPO closes the concert season on April 24 with a program featuring the works of Pӓrt, Buenaventura, Ravel and Respighi under the baton of Oliver Ochanine.

All concerts (except the January 23 concert) will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8pm.

Ticket prices:
Php1,500 / Php1,200 / Php800 / Php500 / Php300 with discounts available to students, senior citizens and groups. Subscription packages are also available for eight (8) or four (4) shows.

for tickets and inquiries, please contact at CCP Box Office (632)832-3704, (632)832-1125 loc. 1409 & 1406; Ticketworld (632)891-9999. You may also contact Ms. Leida Ganaden at (632)832-1125 local 1804.

SINING AY BUHAY, BUHAY ANG SINING

To mark the 35th year of the CCP’s Outreach Program, a series of regional cultural exchanges and community tours billed as Sining ay Buhay, Buhay ang Sining will be organized by the CCP Cultural Exchange Department from September to November 2014 featuring the most prominent regional cultural groups.

To launch the exchanges, three exceptional performing groups from Luzon will visit the Visayas region from September 18-27: Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation Inc. (BKFI) of Malolos, Bulacan; Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe (LBDT) of the University of Lyceum Batangas City; and the Baao Children and Youth Choir (BCYC) of Baao, Camarines Sur.

For more information, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange at telefax no. (632)832-3674 and (632)832-1125 locals 1708-1709.

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ON LINE ORDER
Crispin Villanueva Jr.

On view until 7 September 2014
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

In his solo exhibit On Line Order, Crispin Villanueva Jr. obsesses on the permutations of the line specifically on his own patterns as an artist. A kind of going back to move forward, that plays into the idea of process as a line of inquiry. For Villanueva, the line is something that exists as much outside as it does inside the work, both a visible and invisible element of it, equal parts consequence and intention; a versatile and protean and catalyzing conduit for the way it bridges varieties of distance and the way it demarcates shapes and limitations and divides space and time, narrowing the gulf between past and present and extending into perpetuity.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

MUSIKAL! CELEBRATES CCP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY

The Cultural Center of the Philippines brings together the well liked original Filipino musicals in a single evening featuring the original cast and the best musical theater performers. A gala event billed as MUSIKAL! A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP’s 45th takes place on September 5 and September 6, at 8pm at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). The musical revue features excerpts from “Rak of Aegis”, “Rama Hari”, “Maxie the Musical”, “Katy!”, “Caredivas”, “Noli Me Tangere”, “Magsimula Ka”, “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal”, “Bluebird of Happiness”, “Rock Supremo”, “Rivalry”, “Lorenzo”, among others.

For inquiries, please call the CCP Sales and Promotions Office at (632)832-3706 or (632)832-3704.

Cultural Center of the PhilippinesMUSIKAL!A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP’s 45th
5 September 2014, 8pm (People’s Gala)6 September 2014, 8pm (Fundraising Gala)Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
MUSIKAL! Is a show that celebrates Filipino pride in musical theater. This musical revue features excerpts from original Filipino Musicals staged in the last five years that have been box office hits, critically acclaimed or artistic breakthroughs in Philippine music theater and performed by leading artists and companies. Songs, dance and production numbers from the hit musicals namely: Katy, Maxie the Musical, ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, Rak of Aegis, Rama Hari, Magsimula Ka, Caredivas, Rock Supremo, Sandosenang Sapatos, Bluebird of Happiness, Toilet the Musical, Rivalry, Sa Wakas, Sinta, Noli Me Tangere, Orosman at Zafira, Labaw Donggon, Walang Sugat will be performed by the original cast. Celeste Legaspi anchors the Gala. Gerard Salonga conducts the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Watch the best of 22 original Filipino musicals in one night. Listen to the orchestrated symphonic version of the famous songs from these musicals which will be played by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) (Chamber group). See the original cast perform and meet them after.
 A SHOW THAT CELEBRATES FILIPINO PRIDE IN MUSICAL THEATER!
Ticket price:
5 September (General Admission):Orchestra Center - Php1,500Orchestra Sides - Php1,000Balcony I - Php800Balcony II - Php400Parterre Box - Php9,000 (for 6 pax)Lower Box - Php6,000 (for 6 pax)Upper Box - Php4,800 (for 6 pax)
6 September (Fundraising Gala show with exclusive red carpet cocktails and meet & greet with the original cast for VIP ticket buyers):Orchestra Center - Php5,000 (marked as VIP ticket)Orchestra Center Regular - Php2,000Orchestra Sides - Php1,200Balcony I - Php800Balcony II - Php400Parterre Box - Php50,000 (for 6 pax) (marked as VIP ticket)Lower Box - Php25,000 (for 6 pax) (marked as VIP ticket)Upper Box - Php4,800 (for 6 pax)
For reserving and buying tickets and inquiries, please contact the CCP Box Office at (632)832-3704/06 or (632)832-1125 local 1409. You may also contact Ms. Nikki Dionisio at (632)832-1125 local 1801 (Tues to Fri) or at 0929-7848783 / 0917-5221274 and e-mail at ccpmembership@yahoo.com.

Cultural Center of the Philippines
MUSIKAL!
A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP’s 45th

5 September 2014, 8pm (People’s Gala)
6 September 2014, 8pm (Fundraising Gala)
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

MUSIKAL! Is a show that celebrates Filipino pride in musical theater. This musical revue features excerpts from original Filipino Musicals staged in the last five years that have been box office hits, critically acclaimed or artistic breakthroughs in Philippine music theater and performed by leading artists and companies. Songs, dance and production numbers from the hit musicals namely: Katy, Maxie the Musical, ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, Rak of Aegis, Rama Hari, Magsimula Ka, Caredivas, Rock Supremo, Sandosenang Sapatos, Bluebird of Happiness, Toilet the Musical, Rivalry, Sa Wakas, Sinta, Noli Me Tangere, Orosman at Zafira, Labaw Donggon, Walang Sugat will be performed by the original cast. Celeste Legaspi anchors the Gala. Gerard Salonga conducts the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Watch the best of 22 original Filipino musicals in one night. Listen to the orchestrated symphonic version of the famous songs from these musicals which will be played by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) (Chamber group). See the original cast perform and meet them after.

A SHOW THAT CELEBRATES FILIPINO PRIDE IN MUSICAL THEATER!

Ticket price:

5 September (General Admission):
Orchestra Center - Php1,500
Orchestra Sides - Php1,000
Balcony I - Php800
Balcony II - Php400
Parterre Box - Php9,000 (for 6 pax)
Lower Box - Php6,000 (for 6 pax)
Upper Box - Php4,800 (for 6 pax)

6 September (Fundraising Gala show with exclusive red carpet cocktails and meet & greet with the original cast for VIP ticket buyers):
Orchestra Center - Php5,000 (marked as VIP ticket)
Orchestra Center Regular - Php2,000
Orchestra Sides - Php1,200
Balcony I - Php800
Balcony II - Php400
Parterre Box - Php50,000 (for 6 pax) (marked as VIP ticket)
Lower Box - Php25,000 (for 6 pax) (marked as VIP ticket)
Upper Box - Php4,800 (for 6 pax)

For reserving and buying tickets and inquiries, please contact the CCP Box Office at (632)832-3704/06 or (632)832-1125 local 1409. You may also contact Ms. Nikki Dionisio at (632)832-1125 local 1801 (Tues to Fri) or at 0929-7848783 / 0917-5221274 and e-mail at ccpmembership@yahoo.com.
THE 2014 RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS
The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) today announced that this year five individuals and one organization from Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines will receive Asia’s premier prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
The six 2014 Magsaysay awardees join the community of 301 other Magsaysay laureates who have received Asia’s highest honor to date. This year’s Magsaysay Award winners will each receive a certificate, a medallion bearing the likeness of the late President, and a cash prize. They will be formally conferred the Magsaysay Award during formal Presentation Ceremonies to be held on Sunday, 31 August 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, to which the public is cordially invited.
Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honor and is widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. It celebrates the memory and leadership example of the third Philippine president after whom the award is named, and is given every year to individuals or organizations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service that ruled the life of the late and beloved Filipino leader.
For more information, please click the image above.

THE 2014 RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS

The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) today announced that this year five individuals and one organization from Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines will receive Asia’s premier prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

The six 2014 Magsaysay awardees join the community of 301 other Magsaysay laureates who have received Asia’s highest honor to date. This year’s Magsaysay Award winners will each receive a certificate, a medallion bearing the likeness of the late President, and a cash prize. They will be formally conferred the Magsaysay Award during formal Presentation Ceremonies to be held on Sunday, 31 August 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, to which the public is cordially invited.

Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honor and is widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. It celebrates the memory and leadership example of the third Philippine president after whom the award is named, and is given every year to individuals or organizations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service that ruled the life of the late and beloved Filipino leader.

For more information, please click the image above.

CHINA TO CHOPIN WITH LOVEfeaturing Steinway ArtistANG LI
31 August 2014; 7:30pmTangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
In this 90-minute program, Ang Li, selects some of Chopin’s most celebrated compositions for this bi-centennial event. Chopin remains not only as Poland’s greatest composer but perhaps as the most important composer in the history of the piano; he comprehensively utilized the instrument’s capacities for beauty, excitement, variety, and timbral appeal. This program will include Chopin Polonaises, Mazurkas (both Polish dance forms), Waltzes and Ballades. The finale of the program will also include some Chinese folk music. A Steinway Artist, Miss Li belongs to a roster of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world.
Artist’s InformationSteinway Artist Ang Li is ranked among the top classical pianists in the World by The Cliburn Competition (2009) and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ruïnekerk of Bergen in the Netherlands, National Center for the Performing Arts in China and more. In 2013 Miss Li performed solo concerts and recital programs in seven countries.  Miss Li’s repertoire includes full length performances of Chopin, Brahms, and Liszt; other frequent concert additions include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Schubert. Miss Li is a Steinway Artist.
Ticket prices:Orchestra Center: Php1000Orchestra Sides: Php800
For tickets and inquiries, click here.

CHINA TO CHOPIN WITH LOVE
featuring Steinway Artist
ANG LI

31 August 2014; 7:30pm
Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

In this 90-minute program, Ang Li, selects some of Chopin’s most celebrated compositions for this bi-centennial event. Chopin remains not only as Poland’s greatest composer but perhaps as the most important composer in the history of the piano; he comprehensively utilized the instrument’s capacities for beauty, excitement, variety, and timbral appeal. This program will include Chopin Polonaises, Mazurkas (both Polish dance forms), Waltzes and Ballades. The finale of the program will also include some Chinese folk music. A Steinway Artist, Miss Li belongs to a roster of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world.

Artist’s Information
Steinway Artist Ang Li is ranked among the top classical pianists in the World by The Cliburn Competition (2009) and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ruïnekerk of Bergen in the Netherlands, National Center for the Performing Arts in China and more. In 2013 Miss Li performed solo concerts and recital programs in seven countries.  Miss Li’s repertoire includes full length performances of Chopin, Brahms, and Liszt; other frequent concert additions include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Schubert. Miss Li is a Steinway Artist.

Ticket prices:
Orchestra Center: Php1000
Orchestra Sides: Php800

For tickets and inquiries, click here.

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“What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?”
A TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO CHABET

30 August – 26 October 2014
Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery)
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery)
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)

Opening reception: 30 August 2014, Saturday, 4pm

“What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?” a variation of Franz Kafka’s entry in his diary, serves as a cryptic title for a sprawling group exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in memory of pioneering Filipino artist, teacher, curator, and CCP’s founding museum director Roberto Chabet (1937-2013). Hailed as the father of Philippine conceptual art, Chabet is recognized for introducing an alternative view of art in the country in the 60s with his distinct use of everyday common materials that examined the nature of art.

Curated by artists Nilo Ilarde and Ringo Bunoan, “What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?” features a wide range of works by 75 contemporary Filipino artists who were mentored by Chabet mainly at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, where he taught from 1971-2002. The exhibition charts the multiple trajectories that emerged from his classroom. Similar to Chabet’s work, it purposefully resists a singular linear methodology or an easy summation; rather it proposes an open constellation of diverse forms, themes, and styles that are ostensibly messy, disordered, and conflicting yet still in alignment with one another. Juxtaposed together to spur dialogues, tangents, and tensions, the works in the exhibition disclose a score of narratives that lend viability and vibrancy to Philippine contemporary art.

Participating artists include Ronald Achacoso, Juan Alcazaren, Poklong Anading, Bert Antonio, Amy Aragon, Agnes Arellano, Alfredo Aquilizan, Felix Bacolor, Yason Banal, Argie Bandoy, Pablo Biglang-awa, Lyle Buencamino, Ringo Bunoan, Annie Cabigting, Jonathan Ching, Mariano Ching, Lena Cobangbang, Ernest Concepcion, Louie Cordero, Aba Dalena, Kiri Dalena, Bembol dela Cruz, Lara de los Reyes, Pardo de Leon, RM de Leon, Ranelle Dial, Francesca Enriquez, Jed Escueta, Patricia Eustaquio, Nona Garcia, Katya Guerrero, Nilo Ilarde, Geraldine Javier, Pete Jimenez, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Robert Langenegger, Ileana Lee, Romeo Lee, Lani Maestro, Pow Martinez, Bong Mata, Lui Medina, Jet Melencio, Katrina Miranda, Paul Mondok, Elaine Navas, Lubin Nepomuceno, Kaloy Olavides, Jonathan Olazo, Jayson Oliveria, Mawen Ong, Bernardo Pacquing, Sandra Palomar, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Yolanda Perez-Johnson, Dan Raralio, Norberto Roldan, Juni Salvador, Popo San Pascual, Mona Santos, Soler Santos, Jojo Serrano, Yasmin Sison, Nolet Soliven, Gerardo Tan, Gemo Tapales, Jay Ticar, Wire Tuazon, Trek Valdizno, Gail Vicente, Cris Villanueva, Alvin Villaruel, MM Yu, Reg Yuson, and Alvin Zafra.

For more information, call the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)823-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

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CCP launches 38th literary journal on 45th year
City of Pasay, Metro Manila – Seventy-one writers who authored a total of 147 literary works are featured in the 38th issue of the official literary journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Ani 38 themed “The Human Body/Ang Katawan” covering the period of 2013 to 2014 will be launched on October 15, 2014 at the CCP Promenade at five in the afternoon. The CCP Intertextual Division, formerly the Literary Arts Division, produced Ani 38 in time for the 45th anniversary of the Center, which will officially start in September.
Intertextual Division head and Ani editor-in-chief Herminio S. Beltran, Jr. explained that the “concrete” theme of Ani 38 resulted from the common comment of writers who composed the Ani 37 issue. They found the latter’s theme of “Cleansing and Renewal” as abstract.
“Undoubtedly concrete as it is, it may not be all that new however as a topic in creative writing,” said Beltran. He added, “We therefore kept it open to related sub-topics, such as the stages of the human body from birth to death; the situations and conditions that affect it, namely, illnesses and wellness; bodily functions, and activities the body is capable of – all of which deal with human experiences that make for a wealth of materials for the creation of narratives and metaphors.”
The 71 authors who submitted works in Filipino, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Ilokano-Baguio, Akeanon, Bikol, Pangasinan, English, and Spanish in Ani 38: The Human Body/Ang Katawan are as follows: E. San Juan, Jr., James M. Fajarito, Melchor F. Cichon, Nonilon V. Queano, Mark Joseph Z. Arisgado, Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., Frank G. Rivera, Santiago B. Villafania, Hope Sabanpan-Yu, Jim Pascual Agustin, Joel Vega, Francisco Monteseña, Luis Batchoy, Jojo G. Silvestre, Ric S. Bastasa, Alma Anonas-Carpio, Johann Vladimir Jose Espiritu, Denver Ejem Torres, G. Mae Aquino, Kristoffer B. Berse, Wilhelmina S. Orozco, John Enrico C. Torralba, Catherine Candano, Glen Sales, Tilde Acuña, Shur C. Mangilaya, Anie M. Calleja, Victor N. Sugbo, Gil S. Beltran, Junley L. Lazaga, John Carlo Gloria, Anne Carly Abad, Louie Jon A. Sanchez, Kervin Calabias, Eilyn L. Nidea, Celine Socrates, MJ Rafal, Nestor Librano Lucena, Edgar Bacong, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Phillip Yerro Kimpo, Marlon Agbayani Rodrigo, Manolito C. Sulit, Raul G. Moldez, Filipino Estacio, Mark Angeles, April Mae M. Berza, Glenn Ford B. Tolentino, Allan Lenard O. Ocampo, Ma. Cristina L. Barrera, Mars Mercado, Ernesto Villaluz Carandang II, Mario Ascueta Aguado, Noahlyn Maranan, Raul Esquillo Asis, Shiela Virtusio, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr., Mar Anthony Simon dela Cruz, Iö M. Jularbal, Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, U Z. Eliserio, Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Dolores R. Taylan, Voltaire M. Villanueva, Gege Sugue, Luis P. Gatmaitan, Elyrah L. Salanga-Torralba, Ma. Rita R. Aranda, Lorna A. Billanes, Perry C. Mangilaya, and Bernadette C. Tenegra. Betty Uy-Regala is the managing editor and launch coordinator of Ani 38, and Rommel Manto is the layout artist and designer of the publication.
During the launch on October 15, Ani 38: The Human Body/Ang Katawan will be sold at a discounted rate.   
The Intertextual Division, led by Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., is comprised of Giselle G. Garcia, senior culture and arts officer; Jasmin Tresvalles, culture and arts officer; and Nestor Librano Lucena, clerk. 
For updates on Ani 38: The Human Body/Ang Katawan, like us on Facebook: CCP Intertextual Division Programs; follow us on Twitter: ccpintertextual (ccpintertextual) on Twitter and on tumblr: ccpintertextualdivision.tumblr.com; or email anijournal@yahoo.com and ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com.

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CCP launches 38th literary journal on 45th year

City of Pasay, Metro Manila – Seventy-one writers who authored a total of 147 literary works are featured in the 38th issue of the official literary journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Ani 38 themed “The Human Body/Ang Katawan” covering the period of 2013 to 2014 will be launched on October 15, 2014 at the CCP Promenade at five in the afternoon. The CCP Intertextual Division, formerly the Literary Arts Division, produced Ani 38 in time for the 45th anniversary of the Center, which will officially start in September.

Intertextual Division head and Ani editor-in-chief Herminio S. Beltran, Jr. explained that the “concrete” theme of Ani 38 resulted from the common comment of writers who composed the Ani 37 issue. They found the latter’s theme of “Cleansing and Renewal” as abstract.

“Undoubtedly concrete as it is, it may not be all that new however as a topic in creative writing,” said Beltran. He added, “We therefore kept it open to related sub-topics, such as the stages of the human body from birth to death; the situations and conditions that affect it, namely, illnesses and wellness; bodily functions, and activities the body is capable of – all of which deal with human experiences that make for a wealth of materials for the creation of narratives and metaphors.”

The 71 authors who submitted works in Filipino, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Ilokano-Baguio, Akeanon, Bikol, Pangasinan, English, and Spanish in Ani 38: The Human Body/Ang Katawan are as follows: E. San Juan, Jr., James M. Fajarito, Melchor F. Cichon, Nonilon V. Queano, Mark Joseph Z. Arisgado, Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., Frank G. Rivera, Santiago B. Villafania, Hope Sabanpan-Yu, Jim Pascual Agustin, Joel Vega, Francisco Monteseña, Luis Batchoy, Jojo G. Silvestre, Ric S. Bastasa, Alma Anonas-Carpio, Johann Vladimir Jose Espiritu, Denver Ejem Torres, G. Mae Aquino, Kristoffer B. Berse, Wilhelmina S. Orozco, John Enrico C. Torralba, Catherine Candano, Glen Sales, Tilde Acuña, Shur C. Mangilaya, Anie M. Calleja, Victor N. Sugbo, Gil S. Beltran, Junley L. Lazaga, John Carlo Gloria, Anne Carly Abad, Louie Jon A. Sanchez, Kervin Calabias, Eilyn L. Nidea, Celine Socrates, MJ Rafal, Nestor Librano Lucena, Edgar Bacong, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Phillip Yerro Kimpo, Marlon Agbayani Rodrigo, Manolito C. Sulit, Raul G. Moldez, Filipino Estacio, Mark Angeles, April Mae M. Berza, Glenn Ford B. Tolentino, Allan Lenard O. Ocampo, Ma. Cristina L. Barrera, Mars Mercado, Ernesto Villaluz Carandang II, Mario Ascueta Aguado, Noahlyn Maranan, Raul Esquillo Asis, Shiela Virtusio, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr., Mar Anthony Simon dela Cruz, Iö M. Jularbal, Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, U Z. Eliserio, Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Dolores R. Taylan, Voltaire M. Villanueva, Gege Sugue, Luis P. Gatmaitan, Elyrah L. Salanga-Torralba, Ma. Rita R. Aranda, Lorna A. Billanes, Perry C. Mangilaya, and Bernadette C. Tenegra. Betty Uy-Regala is the managing editor and launch coordinator of Ani 38, and Rommel Manto is the layout artist and designer of the publication.

During the launch on October 15, Ani 38: The Human Body/Ang Katawan will be sold at a discounted rate.   

The Intertextual Division, led by Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., is comprised of Giselle G. Garcia, senior culture and arts officer; Jasmin Tresvalles, culture and arts officer; and Nestor Librano Lucena, clerk.

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Gilopez Kabayao Foundation, Inc.
DANZAS: A Duo Piano Concert

23 August 2014; 7:30pm
Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

They will give the premiere performance of the three major works in the program: Points of Jazz: A Ballet by Dave Brubeck, Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by John Musto and Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Artists’ Information

Rene Dalandan holds the distinction of winning First Prize, Piano Category B in the 1st NAMCYA Competitions in the Philippines. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Music, Major in Piano, magna cum laude, at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music under Aida Sanz Gonzalez and a Masters of Music in Piano at the Mannes College of Music under the tutelage of Nina Svetlanova.  He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano at the Manhattan School of Music and gave his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall as winner of the 1984 Artists International Competition in New York. The New York Times praised Dalandan’s “technical command”, where his “playing brought heady excitement, realized with sensitivity and spontaneity.”

Marites Fernandez was known as “the child genius of the ivories” since she was three years old. Enjoying full scholarship from the Foundation of Gifted Children, she completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano and Artist’s Diploma at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music under the virtuoso pianist, Benjamin Tupas, with special coaching from Aida Sanz Gonzalez. She earned Masters of Music in Piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, studying with Walter Hausig and Ellen Mack. While still at Peabody, Marites was awarded the Austin Conadi Piano Scholarship. According to critics such as The Review, Vancouver, Canada, Fernandez was praised for her “great display of technical skill and endurance” as well as “mesmerizing” performance.

Ticket prices:
Orchestra Center: Php1000
Orchestra Sides: Php500

For tickets and inquiries, click here.

Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc.
Bohol Restoration Group
Rustan Group of Companies

Giuseppe Verdi’s
RIGOLETTO

August 22, 2014; 7pm
August 24, 2014; 3pm
Tangahalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

This production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto features Korean soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi as Gilda, baritone Daesan No in the title role, soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi as Gilda, tenor Jae Wook Lee, and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of Maestro Jae Joon Li and the direction of Floy Quintos. Also joining this stellar cast are leading opera singers in the Philippines, including Ronan Ferrer, Nenen Espina, Jun Francis Jaranilla, Greg de Leon, Thea Perez, Noel Azcona, Aristotle Molina, Katrine Sunga and Jomelle Balita. They will be joined by members of Coro Tomasino.

Ticket prices:
22 August; 7pm (gala)
Orchestra Center Php2,000
Orchestra Sides Php1,500
Parterre Box Php2,000
Lower Box Php1,500
Upper Box Php800
Balcony I Php800
Balcony II Php500

24 August; 3pm (matinee)
Orchestra Center Php1,200
Orchestra Sides Php800
Parterre Box Php1,200
Lower Box Php800
Upper Box Php500
Balcony I Php500
Balcony II Php300

Discounts: 50%  for students; 20% for senior citizens, government and military employees

For more information, you may call at (632)832-3704/06 or click here.

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Artist Talk: Crispin Villanueva Jr. 19 August 2014, Tuesday, 2pm Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)
In line with his ongoing exhibit, ON LINE ORDER, Crispin Villanueva Jr. will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) on 19 August 2014, Tuesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.
ON LINE ORDER by Crispin Villanueva Jr. is on view at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) until 24 August 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

ccp-visualarts:

Artist Talk: Crispin Villanueva Jr.
19 August 2014, Tuesday, 2pm
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

In line with his ongoing exhibit, ON LINE ORDER, Crispin Villanueva Jr. will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) on 19 August 2014, Tuesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.

ON LINE ORDER by Crispin Villanueva Jr. is on view at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) until 24 August 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

TRIPLE THREATSLeading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater
Once in a LifetimefeaturingSHEILA FRANCISCO
21 August 2014; 7:30pmTangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
TRIPLE THREATS: Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater is a series of solo concerts featuring the stalwarts of Philippine Musical Theater. Each concert is an intimate evening of beautiful music, personally selected by the artists themselves, from their vast repertoire of favorite songs from Broadway, West End, original Filipino musicals and the movies. Dubbed as a series of “concept concerts”, the narrative of the performance is dictated by the song choices. A rare opportunity for the audience to see a different facet of the acclaimed theater, television and film artist being featured. The definition of a “triple threat” is someone in a particular field who exhibits the three skills that are necessary to excel – can sing, can act and can dance.
Sheila Francisco is one of Trumpets’ home grown talents. TRUMPETS is the theater company behind the country’s blockbuster original musical productions; Little Mermaid, Lion Witch And The Wardrobe, Joseph The Dreamer, Noah and The Bluebird of Happiness. Best known for her “evil” roles Crustacea and Jadis the White Witch, Sheila has played lead / key roles for pretty much most of Trumpets’ shows.
Ticket prices:Orchestra Center: Php1000Orchestra Sides: Php800Subscriptions to the three concerts are available at Php2,500 and Php2,000
For tickets and inquiries, please click the image above.

TRIPLE THREATS
Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater

Once in a Lifetime
featuring
SHEILA FRANCISCO

21 August 2014; 7:30pm
Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

TRIPLE THREATS: Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater is a series of solo concerts featuring the stalwarts of Philippine Musical Theater. Each concert is an intimate evening of beautiful music, personally selected by the artists themselves, from their vast repertoire of favorite songs from Broadway, West End, original Filipino musicals and the movies. Dubbed as a series of “concept concerts”, the narrative of the performance is dictated by the song choices. A rare opportunity for the audience to see a different facet of the acclaimed theater, television and film artist being featured. The definition of a “triple threat” is someone in a particular field who exhibits the three skills that are necessary to excel – can sing, can act and can dance.

Sheila Francisco is one of Trumpets’ home grown talents. TRUMPETS is the theater company behind the country’s blockbuster original musical productions; Little Mermaid, Lion Witch And The Wardrobe, Joseph The Dreamer, Noah and The Bluebird of Happiness. Best known for her “evil” roles Crustacea and Jadis the White Witch, Sheila has played lead / key roles for pretty much most of Trumpets’ shows.

Ticket prices:
Orchestra Center: Php1000
Orchestra Sides: Php800
Subscriptions to the three concerts are available at Php2,500 and Php2,000

For tickets and inquiries, please click the image above.