Tuesday, December 16, 2014

American Jeffery Meyer conducts PPO in December concert

December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Steven Stucky Jeu de timbres
Claude Debussy La mer

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes American Jeffery Meyer as he conducts the orchestra in their upcoming concert this December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

The evening’s lineup consists of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90, Steven Stucky’s Jeu de timbres, and Claude Debussy’s La mer. Some promotional images like the one posted above have Jeu de cartes, which is actually by Igor Stravinsky, listed erroneously. This concert is the fourth for the orchestra’s 32nd season entitled Sound Kaleidoscope.

Conductor Jeffery Meyer

Meyer is the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of St. Petersburg’s most innovative and progressive ensembles.  Called “one of the most interesting and creatively productive conductors working in St. Petersburg” by Sergei Slonimsky, he has  appeared with orchestras all over the world collaborated with dozens of composers, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works. 

As a pianist, Meyer has been in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and in residence at the Aspen Festival as part of the Furious Band.  He performs frequently with percussionist Paul Vaillancourt as part of the piano-percussion duo Strike, which, in January 2010, released an album of world-premiere recordings of works written for the duo on Luminescence Records, Chicago.   He has been broadcast on CBC, has recorded and performed with the Philadelphia Virtuosi (Naxos), and has been heard as a soloist at the Aspen Festival.  During the 2001-2002 academic year he lived and studied in Berlin and Leipzig as the recipient of a DAAD grant in music, during which time he wrote incidental music to David Mamet's Duck Variations, which was performed throughout Berlin by the theater group Heimspieltheater.

Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Meyer is also the Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher. He has served on the faculties of the Icicle Creek Music Center, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Opusfest Chamber Music Festival (Philippines), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Marrowstone Music Festival, and the LSM Academy and Festival. Recent and upcoming activities include appearances throughout Southeast Asia including a guest residency in orchestral training at Tianjin Conservatory and concerts with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra  and appearances   with   Stony   Brook Symphony  Orchestra  and  Ensemble  X  in  New  York,  the  Indiana  University  Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra in Indiana, Alia Musica in Pittsburgh, the Orquesta Sinfónica  de  Xalapa  in  Mexico,  the  MiNensemblet in  Norway,  and  the  Portland- Columbia Symphony in Oregon.

Ticket prices:
P1500 Orchestra Center
P1200 Orchestra Side
P800 Extreme Orchestra Side
P500 Balcony I Center
P400 Balcony I Side
P300 Balcony II
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount

For inquiries:
CCP Marketing Department 832-1125 local 1806
CCP Box Office 832-3704
TicketWorld 891-9999

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Alice Reyes' Cinderella by Ballet Philippines

Ballet Philippines’ production of Alice Reyes’ Cinderella turned out to be the baptism of sorts for Denise Parungao and Monica Gana, two of the company’s young, up and coming ballerinas who were the belles of the ball as they danced the ballet’s title role. This ballet, the fifth staging since its debut back in 1981, marked the first for newly promoted soloist Denise to dance at gala evening performances while it was junior company member Monica’s debut in a lead role.

Denise Parungao

The neo-classical choreography by Alice Reyes, who is among the newest batch of National Artists to be announced but yet to be formally conferred, dispelled the notion that a ballet originally meant for children had to be a lightweight affair that can bore longtime fans and purists. The choreography was indeed very challenging right off the bat in the first scene with Prince Charming along with his brothers and friends having to contend with tricky turns in both directions. It didn’t let up as the various animals dressed in colorful and unusual costumes (by National Artist Salvador Bernal who also did the stage design) danced their respective numbers to amuse the distraught Cinderella during the garden divertissement. And there was also the highly anticipated Pas de deux that also called for solid classical technique from both pairs of Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Richardson Yadao

As expected, it was the wicked step mother and the ugly step sisters who stole the show. The stepsisters had to dance in an awkward, comedic, and grotesque form while doing it en pointe. The stepsisters’ roles gave the dancers more room and flexibility for interpretation and personalization. The pair of Katherine Trofeo opted for the serious yet vacuous approach contrasting with Ma. Celina Dofitas who somehow forgot to close the lid on the clumsiness department. The other pair of Rita Winder and Edana Labitoria portrayed the step sisters with a similar inelegant and bizarre manner.

Earl John Arisola and Monica Gana

Clearly one of the highlights in this ballet was the guest artists who alternately portrayed the stepmother. Madame Isabelle Garachon was a revelation for me. Ever since her husband, French Ambassador Gilles Garachon, assumed his post in the country, my friends and I have always wondered about Madame Garachon’s past as a professional dancer and we could only imagine her performing. And with this ballet, we finally got the chance to see her perform. Even if she had been away from dancing for 15 years, she showed that there is still the dancer in her as she managed her own doing pique and chaine turns along with the stepsisters towards the end. Margie Moran Floirendo, on the other hand, may not possess the extensive dance training and background that Madame Garachon had, but she still held her own, giving the people a glimpse of a mean streak which is so unlike the general impression of her as the prim and proper Miss Universe.

Madame Isabelle Garachon

Other notable performances of the ballet were that of the Prince Charming’s brothers Prince Fortune (alternately played by Victor Maguad and Emmanuelle Guillermo) and Prince Desire (alternately played Timothy Cabrera and Cyril Fallar). The Dancing Master (alternately played by Cyril Fallar and Victor Maguad) also had a scene stealing scene as he had the misfortune of teaching the stepsisters how to dance. It was a surprise for me to see Paul Morales do a double pirouette as the King. His alternate in this role is Butch Esperanza who also plays the stepmother in some performances. And I can imagine what a laugh riot that could be.

The music for Alice Reyes’ Cinderella was stitched together from various Tchaikovsky works by Francisco Feliciano, another newly proclaimed National Artist who sadly passed away recently. I think that it was a good thing that they didn’t use most of the popular ballet music by Tchaikovsky or else it would’ve been difficult for me not to think of the choreography from those other ballets.

Valentin Garachon, Isabelle Garachon, Alice Reyes, Margie Moran-Floirendo,
Arthur Garachon, and Ambassador Gilles Garachon

I’ve had the privilege to watch both gala performances with the first night featuring Denise Parungao as Cinderella, Richardson Yadao as Prince Charming, Isabelle Garachon as Stepmother Brunhilda, Katherine Trofeo and Ma. Celina Dofitas as Stepsisters Prunella and Griselda, Rita Winder as Fairy Godmother, and Paul Morales as King Christopher Rupert Vladimir Alexander Francois Reginald Herman. The second gala performance featured Monica Gana as Cinderella, Earl John Arisola as Prince Charming, Margie Moran Floirendo as Stepmother Brunhilda, Rita Winder and Edana Labitoria as Stepsisters Prunella and Griselda, Katherine Trofeo as Fairy Godmother, and Butch Esperanza as the King whose name I won’t repeat.

Ballet Philippines’ staging of Alice Reyes’ Cinderella wraps up this weekend with shows on December 5-7, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Metropolitan Opera’s Rusalka to be screened at Greenbelt in Makati

November 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 1)
Ayala CenterMakati

The Metropolitan Opera series in high definition (HD) continues on November 18, 2014, 6:30 PM at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1 in Makati with Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka. The event is made possible through the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the New York Met Opera and the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas and Greenbelt.

The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting Song to the Moon in Dvořák's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.

This opera was composed by the Czech Nationalist composer, Antonín Dvořák. The Czech libretto was written by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil (1868–1950) based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová. Rusalka is one of the most successful Czech operas, and represents a cornerstone of the repertoire of Czech opera houses. A Rusalka is a water sprite from Slavic mythology, usually inhabiting a lake or river.

The remaining screenings for this season are Giuseppe Verdi’s Othello on December 16, 2014, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème on January 13, 2015, Jules Massenet’s Werther on February 10, 2015 and George Friedrich Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Enchanted Island on March 13, 2015. All screenings will start at 6:30 PM

The Met Opera in HD series is made possible through the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas and Greenbelt.

Ticket price:

For inquiries:
Greenbelt 3 Cinema 757-3862, 752-7883

Country’s brightest young musicians compete at the 41st NAMCYA’s finals this week

November 18-23, 2014
Various CCP Locations
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) celebrates 41 years of serving as catalyst in discovering and nurturing young Filipino musicians towards advancement of artistic performance, creativity, and Philippine music traditions. The event runs from November 18-23, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

With generous support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Department of Education, the 2014 National Music Week will include outreach programs and the Final Round of the various group and solo NAMCYA competitions, culminating in the Concert of Winners on November 23, 5:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Performing are the winners in the Choir and Rondalla groups instrument competitions and Guitar, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, and Voice for solo instrument competitions. The six national winners in the Traditional Music Ensemble competition will also be presented.

Here are the finalists of the 41st NAMCYA:

National Winners: Traditional Music Ensemble, Category B
1. Bentangan High School Cultural Ensemble, Arumanen Manobo - Region XII
2. DepED Bulacan Performing Arts Group, Tagalog - Region III
3. Kinag-aw, Maeng / Itneg-Tinguian - Cordillera Autonomous Region
4. Pantuyan National High School Mandaya Cultural Ensemble, Mandaya - Region XI
5. Sabay Ensemble, Subanen - Region IX
6. Sibol Theater Arts, Maranao - Region X

Choir, Category B - Mixed Voices
1. Bacolod City National High School Youth Choir, Cond. Easter Candiasan - Region VI
2. Ligao National High School (LNHS) Voice Chorale, Cond. Celger Venzon - Region V
3. Muntinlupa Vocal Ensemble, Cond. Ivy Rose Casiguran-Puri - NCR
4. Musica Paulinos, Cond. Jeffrey Buensuceso - NCR
5. STEFTI Youth Choir, Cond. Jose Emmanuel Aquino - Region VIII
6. University of the Philippines Rural High School Glee Club, Cond. Marife Rebutar - Region IV-A

Choir, Category B - Equal Voices
1. Boscorale, Cond. Alvin Paulin - NCR
2. The Davao Girls Choir, Cond. Elena Barradas-Gementiza - Region XI
3. Ilocos Norte National High School - SPA Youth Choir, Cond. Sherween Frez Cabrales - Region I
4. League of Young Voices Tagum City National Comprehensive High School Choir, Cond. Juanito Garcia - Region XI
5. St. Paul College Pasig High School Chorale, Cond. Sheila Marie Fetalvero - NCR
6. St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina High School Glee Club, Cond. Danilo Monte Jr. - NCR

Rondalla, Category A
1. Aniweng na Cuerdas Rondalla, Cond. Reynan Ayento - Region I
2. Colawin Elementary School Rondalla, Cond. Harry James Lucero - Region VII
3. ETCS II Children's Rondalla Group A, Cond. Antonio Pioquinto Jr. - Region VI
4. Lucban District Children's Rondalla, Cond. Isidro Obmasca Jr. - Region IV-A
5. Magugpo Pilot Central Elementary School Rondalla, Cond. Angelina Gevila - Region
6. Mauban South District Children's Rondalla, Cond. Ro-ann Casimiro - Region IV-A
7. Naga Central School I, Cond. Ma. Theresa Serilo - Region V
8. Sariaya Community Rondalla (SCR), Cond. Herbert Perez - Region IV-A
9. Timoteo Paez Elementary School Rondalla, Cond. Leonardo Bruno Jr. - NCR

Guitar, Category C     
1. Aaron Rafael Aguila III - NCR
2. Aemilio Cecilio Enginco - Region IV-A
3. Roman Gerard Enguero - Region IV-A
4. Carlo Antonio Juan - NCR
5. Roneil Santos - Region III

Piano, Category B
1. Danica Mae Antazo - Region IV-A
2. Juan Paolo Panagsagan - NCR
3. Denise Faith See - NCR
4. Nathan John Torento - XII

Trumpet, Category C
1. Marc Richard Nicolas - Region III
2. Rafael John Rubio - Region III

Trombone, Category C
1. Vanessa Ellaiza Jean Celestial - NCR
2. Elmer Ruel Guballa - Region III
3. Conrad Cecil Nicolas  Jr. - Region III

Voice, Category C
1. Stephanie Anne Aguilar - NCR
2. Jho-Merita Chua-so - NCR
3. Nikka Mae Lopez - Region IV-A
4. Ma. Krissan Manikan - NCR
5. Mheco Joy Manlangit - Region VI
6. Ivan Niccolo Nery - NCR
7. Jade Rubis Riccio - NCR
8. Elainne Marie Vibal - Region V

Here is the schedule of the NAMCYA competitions and outreach programs:

November 18, 2014
10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies, CCP Little Theater
2:00 PM Piano Competition, CCP Little Theater

November 19, 2014
2:00 PM Trombone and Trumpet Competitions, CCP Little Theater
2:00 PM Guitar Competition, CCP MKP Hall

November 20, 2014
10:00 AM Traditional Music Ensembles, Philippine Normal University, Manila
2:00 PM Voice Competition, CCP Little Theater
3:00 PM Traditional Music Ensembles, Philippine Women’s University, Manila
4:00 PM Rondalla Competition, CCP Main Theater
November 21, 2014
10:00 AM Traditional Music Ensembles, SM Baliuag, Bulacan
4:00 PM Choir Competition, CCP Main Theater
5:00 PM Voice Competition Winners Outreach Program, Paco Park, Manila

November 22, 2014
2:00 PM Choir and Rondalla Outreach Program, Il Centro Entertainment Center, Sta. Lucia Mall
4:00 PM Winners of Traditional Music Ensembles Competition, CCP Little Theater

November 23, 2014
5:00 PM Concert of Winners, CCP Main Theater

Ticket price:
Free admission

For inquiries:
NAMCYA 836-4928, 836-4929

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Pianist Rudolf Golez to perform 24 Chopin Études in Redondo Beach debut

November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.,
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Rudolf Golez, piano

Frédéric Chopin
     Études, Op. 10
          No. 1 in C major
          No. 2 in A minor
          No. 3 in E major Tristesse
          No. 4 in C sharp minor
          No. 5 in G flat Black Keys
          No. 6 in E flat minor
          No. 7 in C major
          No. 8 in F major
          No. 9 in F minor
          No. 10 in A flat major
          No. 11 in E flat major
          No. 12 in C minor Revolutionary
     Études, Op. 25
          No. 1 in A flat major
          No. 2 in F minor
          No. 3 in F major
          No. 4 in A minor
          No. 5 in E minor
          No. 6 in G sharp minor
          No. 7 in C sharp minor
          No. 8 in D flat major
          No. 9 in G flat major
          No. 10 in B minor
          No. 11 in A minor Winter Wind
          No. 12 in C minor

Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez makes his Redondo Beach debut in a solo piano concert performing Frédéric Chopin’s two sets of Études, Op. 10 & Op. 25 this November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre in California.

The set of Études represents the highest level of pianistic prowess and is universally regarded as one of the most difficult in the repertoire. Few composers approximate the depth and breadth of the lot, prior or since its writing by the Polish composer. The substance of the set is in the musical content of each study, whilst adressing a particular technical difficulty. Most importantly, they serve as a blueprint for the entire compositional output of Chopin.

Not many program the 24 Études in one concert, although the great pianists at one point in their lives have done so, and even added other works in the same programme. The great Josef Hoffman, added the Military Polonaise to his concert of the 24. Ruth Slenczynska added the set of Ballades to the Études- a bit much for one night! Other greats have never played them in one sitting, as they did not probably feel the 'need' to do so. This distinction goes to Artur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz. I personally saw Rudolf perform the 12 Études from Op. 10 at the Philam Life Auditorium during the month long celebration of Chopin’s Bicentenaire back in 2010.

Rudolf Golez started lessons with his mother at age four but showed no signs of musical talent. It was not until age ten, that he was inspired to pursue music studies because of a movie 'The Waltz King', a biographical film of the great Viennese composer Johann Strauss, Jr. Within a year of studies, Rudolf gave his first piano recital playing Chopin's 'Heroic' Polonaise. He then proceeded to the Juilliard School at age thirteen under the tutelage of Seymour Lipkin. Further studies brought him to Graz, Austria and back to his homeland - Philippines, where he got his Masters at the University of the Philippines. He is currently faculty of the Philippine Women's University and Liceo University in the Philippines. In 2004, he was a prizewinner of the 1st ASEAN Int'l Chopin Competition. This is his debut performance in Redondo.

Rudolf has played in many countries worldwide, as a representative of the Philippine's arts and music program. He played in Australia, China, and most notably, Russia, at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Ticket prices:

For inquiries:
(310) 963-0237, rudolfgolezpianist@gmail.com

Friday, November 07, 2014

Mozart, Haydn, Sibelius and four PPO musicians take spotlight in Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's November concert

November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Reynato Resurrecion Jr., oboe
Ariel Sta. Ana, clarinet
Adolfo Mendoza, bassoon
Jay-ar Mesa, horn
Olivier Ochanine, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon, K. 297b
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hob. I/97
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming concert delivers four times the fun as they highlight four of their own this November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Featured soloists in this concert are PPO members namely oboist Reynato Resurrecion Jr., clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana, bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza, and horn player Jay-ar Mesa.

The quartet will be featured soloists in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon, K. 297b, a controversial piece since it’s still debated upon if it’s really by Mozart or not. The orchestra, to be conducted by their principal conductor and music director Olivier Ochanine will also perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hob. I/97 and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43.

Oboist Reynato Resurreccion Jr.

Reynato Resurreccion Jr. is an Assistant Principal oboist of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He won several prizes from the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), twice for solo instrument, and first prize for chamber music category with the UST Woodwind Quintet. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of the late Professors Ludovico Mendoza and Mariano Mendoza. He also studied under Professor Tsuji Isao, a Principal Oboist of the Yumiuri Symphony Orchestra, in Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan where he obtained his Masteral Degree Major in oboe performance. While in Japan, he was a member of the Elisabeth University Orchestra and Symphony band, a member of the International Music Friendship Club, and was one of the twelve winners in the Asian Music Student's Competition held in Tokyo. In August of 1996, he was chosen to participate to the Asian Youth Orchestra's concert tour in Asia as an English Horn player. He was also the Principal Oboist of the Philippine Youth Orchestra and the UST Symphony Orchestra. At present, he is a faculty member of the UST Conservatory of Music and an active member of the Clarion Chamber Ensemble.

Clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana

Ariel Sta. Ana is a two-time winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), first taking the second prize in 1998 and winning first prize in 1992. He received his musical training at the UST Conservatory of Music under Prof. Dalmacio Cruz and at the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan earning his Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance in 1996, with Prof. Tadayoshi Takeda as his mentor. In 1999, he received his second Master of Music degree from the Elisabeth University of Music in Orchestra Conducting under the tutelage of Prof. Kazukiyo Inoue. He was a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra in 1988 and was a concertmaster of the ASEAN Youth Symphonic Band held in Singapore in 1992.  In Japan, he has been a member of the Hiroshima Wind Orchestra for two years. He was also one of the founding members of the Hiroshima International Music Friendship Club and performs regularly with the International Music Festival in Hiroshima, Japan. Ariel is the principal clarinet player of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) and the coordinator of the Woodwind Department of the UST Conservatory of Music.

Bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza

Adolfo Mendoza finished his Bachelor of Music in Bassoon performance at the University of Santo Tomas’ Conservatory of Music under Prof Romeo Verayo and Prof Arnaldo Custodio. He studied with the NHK principal bassoonist Prof. Koji Okazaki at the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima Japan for his Master's Degree. He was also a full scholar at the Hongkong Academy for performing arts under Prof Kam Sui, principal bassoonist of the Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra. He won second place at the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) Solo Bassoon Category C in 1992. He was also member of the UST Woodwind Quintet, which won the first prize in the NAMCYA Chamber Music Category in 1993. He was an active member and the principal bassoonist of the UST Symphony Orchestra, UST Symphonic Band and the UST Woodwind Quintet. He was also a winner of the International Students Music Competition for solo instrument in Tokyo, Japan. Mendoza joined the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) in 1996 which performed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and in the United States of America. He was also a member of the AYO Woodwind Quintet which performed at the White House in Washington, D.C. He was the bassoonist for the musical "Miss Saigon" for its Manila run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from September 2000 - March 2001 and in Hong Kong and Singapore from March to August 2001. He was featured in the CCP's Filipino Artists Series in September 2002 with Mary Ann Espina, and as soloist of the PPO in the same year. He was the featured artist at the 9th San Agustin International Music Festival with Spanish Organist Miguel Gonzales in 2007.

Horn player Jay-ar Mesa

Jay-ar Mesa took up Creative and Performing Musical Arts Major in French horn in the University of the Philippines, Diliman under the tutelage of Leopoldo Lopez. In 2002, he started playing for Banda 99 in Binangonan, Rizal under the baton of Victor Bolante, where he became a conductor in 2008. He also became a member of the University of the Philippines (UP) Symphonic Band in 2005, principal player of the UP Symphony Orchestra in 2006, and assistant principal French horn player of the Manila Symphony Orchestra in St. Scholastica’s College, Manila from 2006 to 2008. He has been chosen as a delegate and principal French horn player in the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble (SAYOWE) from 2006 to 2010, in the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2012, and in the Myanmar Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Currently, he is a member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ticket prices:
P1500 Orchestra Center
P1200 Orchestra Side
P800 Extreme Orchestra Side
P500 Balcony I Center
P400 Balcony I Side
P300 Balcony II
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount

For inquiries:
CCP Marketing Department 832-1125 local 1806
CCP Box Office 832-3704
TicketWorld 891-9999

Magic theater show Wally Watthead from Finland lights up PETA

November 14-16, 2014, 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
November 21-23, 2014, 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
PETA Theater Center
No. 5 Meynard Drive, New Manila
Quezon City

The PETA Theater Center becomes a “stage to all the world” as it presents a treat for the whole family, Finland’s Amazing Magic Theater’s Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow happening this November 14-16 and 21-23, 2014.

In this show by magician Janne Raudaskoski, the lead character Wally Watthead (Raudaskoski), a lightbulb, joined by his best friend Simon the Simcard (voiced by Jonathan Hutchings) and his leading lady, the screen projected Polly the Picture (played by Tuija Nuojua) go on a journey of magic tricks, clowning, mime, black light theater, video, special effects and most important of all, laughter, as they try to find Wally’s lost glow.

Janne Raudaskoski

Janne Raudaskoski, a Finnish and Nordic champion in magic, is one of Finland’s most radiant professional magicians. A professional magician since 1997, he is also known for his magic theater productions like the all-ages Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow and The Outsider which is more for teens and adults. In his shows, Raudaskoski combines magic, theater, clownery, mime and different kinds of special effects with video.

Ticket prices:
P800 VIP
P600 Regular

For inquiries:
PETA 725-6244 local 21-23, (0915) 493-3728, peta.theatercenter@gmail.com
TicketWorld 891-9999
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