November 3, 2011, 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Pasay, Metro Manila
Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company
National Music Competition for Young Artists
Philippine Ballet Theater
Philippine Madrigal Singers
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group
UST Symphony Orchestra
In all my years of watching shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, I’ve yet to see one that showcased all nine flagship performing companies. The nine companies are 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 and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company. I’ve been to some shows where some performed but not all nine. The closest thing that I’ve gotten to see them under one building was when the media was toured around the CCP building during the height of the Mideo Cruz exhibit controversy which is now largely forgotten and replaced by other controversies. And still, all nine weren’t present back then. But now, I’m finally getting my chance to see these nine perform their best works in a fundraising gala on
I will be very interested to see how this will go since the delegates of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion Conference will be watching the CCP Gala concert. It will be the chance of the CCP and the nine resident companies to see what they are capable of to a broader audience who are informed about the arts.
Aside from the performances, the CCP Gala will serve as the launch to the Membership Program seeking to encourage and solicit the support of individuals and corporations, for them to fund programs that will bring the shows outside of the CCP and to more people like public schools and underserved communities. The fund will also be used in arts education which is very much neglected in our school system especially in public schools. During the media tour back then, members of the companies already stressed the importance of the support from private individuals and corporations and that the government funding that they receive is not enough to cover the costs of their productions and operations.
Those who will avail of the Membership Program will have access to an array of exclusive privileges such as discounts, invitations to special events, access to working rehearsals and more. One can be part of the CCP Membership Program for as low as P1,000.00. Call 832-1125 loc. 1800 and 1808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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