By Maurice Arcache
The Embassy of the Republic of Italy, Philippine Italian Association, Rustan’s and Cultural Center of the Philippines staged an awesome opera showcase honoring the 200th birth anniversary of the great Romantic opera composer Giuseppe Verdi at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
On Feb. 19-23, PResNt (Performance Research Network) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines will hold “MNL X,” a festival featuring new works in dance, theater and performance art by some of the most active independent artists and companies from Manila.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Last seen in the Chito Roño movie “The Healing” and in the teleseryes “Genesis” and “Indio,” actor Roberto Arevalo returns to the stage to play the patriarch in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Mga Ama, Mga Anak,” which opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater on Feb. 21, under Joel Lamangan’s direction.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines will pay tribute to National Artist for Architecture Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr. in a necrological ceremony on Sunday, February 2 at 9 a.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo lobby (Main Theater lobby). Interment will follow at the Magallanes Crypt.
By Gibbs Cadiz
When “Katy” opened on Jan. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, not only was it the first local production to raise its curtain this year, it was also a harbinger of sorts.
By Constantino Tejero
People have been wondering about those three portentous letters emblazoned on the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) logo: KKK. Is it something secret and revolutionary—as in that secret society of the Philippine Revolution?
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Author of two novels (and a third being written), master of the short story in English (three collections), biographer, literature professor and newspaper columnist, José “Butch” Dalisay Jr. has likewise written and produced some 12 plays from 1970 to 1994 (also published in three collections).
THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs with featured cellist Ray Wang on December 13, at 8 pm under the baton of Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents violinist Kazuhiro Takagi on December 10 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) at 7:30 pm. Assisting pianist is Josue Greg Zuniega.
On December 18, pop sensation Jed Madela, Cultural Center of the Philippines president and noted music conductor Raul Sunico and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will headline their first musical collaboration, “Romancing Ivory”, a grand gala concert at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8 in the evening.
Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
“I’m baking a turkey for my birthday dinner on Saturday,” announced my friend Hedy.