Monday, March 31, 2014

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s Hulog Ka ng Langit Press Conference

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Motherhood has Regine Velasquez-Alcasid toning it down, holding back the vocal pyrotechnics and opting to showcase a more tender side in her latest album, Hulog Ka ng Langit, released by Universal Records.

The hefty album containing 17 tracks is mostly made up of songs that are mainly dedicated to Regine’s son, Nate, felt most in the lead single, Hulog Ka ng Langit. But the songs in the album can also extend beyond the love of mothers to children to that of the love between couples as well. Nate himself makes a few cameo appearances throughout the album, from banging the piano keyboards right at the beginning, to saying goodnight at the end, immortalizing his earliest years on record.

Regine exhibits a great deal of restraint for most of the tracks notably in Rainbow Connection, Tomorrow, Someone’s Waiting for You, The One Real Thing and Happiness. It’s very mellow and laidback as if she’s singing lullabies to put little Nate to sleep. But there are instances wherein she steps it up a notch and reminds people that she’s one of the most amazing belters in the land with the tracks Araw, Ulap, Langit, New Born, and Sa’yo Na Lang Ako.

Husband Ogie Alcasid makes a guest appearance in a duet of Just the Way You Are originally recorded by Bruno Mars. Regine acted as one of the judges during the Philippine Popular Music Festival 2013 and two songs from the competition, Araw, Ulap, Langit and Sa’yo Na Lang Ako are included in this album. She puts her own spin in these two songs by letting her vocals soar towards the end.

Even though Regine primarily dedicated this album to her son, she also has dedicated it to her father, Gerardo Velasquez, fondly known as Mang Gerry, who passed away last February. And with his departure, the Christmas song Hele ni Inay has become the most moving track for me. Even though it’s a song longing for a mother instead of a father, it doesn’t take away from the poignancy and relevance of this song and I can only imagine how emotional Regine will be if she decides to sing this live come Christmas time.

Overall, Regine has put out an extremely personal album with songs that mean a lot to her and loved ones. The title track Hulog Ka ng Langit is Regine’s way of telling that her son was a blessing from heaven. Regine, along with her record label Universal Records believed that blessings are meant to be shared hence the release of this album. Other tracks in the album include Amazing, My Child, Tomorrow, Nathaniel (Gift of God), You, You Got It and God Gave Me You.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s latest album Hulog Ka ng Langit, released by Universal Records, is now available at record stores nationwide. The title track Hulog Ka ng Langit and the rest of the tracks are available in digital format at MyMusicStorePhilippines and iTunes.

Hulog Ka ng Langit

1. Hulog Ka ng Langit
2. Rainbow Connection
3. Amazing
4. My Child
5. Pag-ibig
6. Tomorrow
7. Someone’s Waiting for You
8. Araw, Ulap, Langit
9. Just the Way You Are
10. Nathaniel (Gift of God)
11. The One Real Thing
12. Happiness
13. Hele Ni Inay
14. You
15. Sa’yo Na Lang Ako
16. You Got It
17. God Gave Me You

Cultural Center of the Philippines launches Center for Choral Performance

The Philippine Madrigal Singers and Madz et al. member choirs

The Cultural Center of the Philippines recently announced the establishment of the Center for Choral Performance, bringing together the various choir programs of the CCP. Under the helm of CCP’s resident company, the Philippine Madrigal Singers and its choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio, the Center for Choral Performance’s choral music program offers workshops for choirs and choral conductors, presents choral music performances and also stages an international choral festival.

The CCP has various choral music events lined up this year. First up is the Madz et al. Choral Festival entitled Think happening on April 1-6, 2014 at the CCP Little Theater which is in celebration of the Madz et al.’s 30th year. Coming on June 28 & 29, 2014 is the Philippine Madrigal Singers’ 50th Anniversary Closing Concert. After their European tour happening this May to June 2014, the Madz returns home and caps their 50th year with a special concert that will also feature the Sing Philippines Choir made up of selected singers representing each region of the Philippines.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers

The CCP Hands-on Choral Workshop will also resume this year on October 21-25, 2014. After an absence of two years, due to the Madz busy touring schedule, the annual choral workshop at the CCP gets back on track. This training program gathers choirs and conductors from different parts of the country and they undergo an intensive five day training program in choral singing, conducting and performance. The workshop culminates in a choral performance by the participants at the CCP Main Theater on the final day.

And on July 21-25, 2015, the 2nd edition of the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival will take place. This follows the successful inaugural competition wherein choirs from different parts of the world competed in the folk, vocal ensemble and chamber choir categories. The competition back in 2013 marked the first international choral competition in the country.

Choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio

The Center for Choral Performance is an addition to the facility based schools at the CCP Conservatory that includes Tanghalang Pilipino’s Actors’ Company, the CCP Dance School, the recently held New York-Manila Musical Theater Workshop and the various masterclasses conducted by visiting artists.

Think Choral Festival celebrates 30 years of Madz et al.

April 1-6, 2014
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

One of the music events lined up in line with the CCP’s Center for Choral Performance is Think, the Madz et al. Choral Festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of Madz et al. happening on April 1-6, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). The Madz et al. was formed 30 years ago establishing a network of choirs under the helm of conductors who are either present members, alumni or are trained by the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

This week long festival will feature eight shows featuring over 50 choirs ranging from children’s choirs, church choirs, school/college/university choirs and community choirs. Each of the choirs participating in this festival is required to premiere a new work by a Filipino composer.

Shows during April 1-4 starts at 7:00 PM while on April 5 & 6, there will be two shows, a matinee at 2:00 PM and an evening performance at 7:00 PM. Seven choirs will be featured at every concert of the festival.

Ticket prices:
P700 Orchestra Center
P500 Orchestra Side

For inquiries:
CCP Box Office 832-1125
TicketWorld 891-9999

Monday, March 24, 2014

Revelries at the second Flutopia Festival

March 27-29, 2014
March 29, 2014, 7:30 PM Gala Concert
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Viviana Guzman, flute
Raul Sunico, piano
Ruben Reyes, guitar
Flutopia Flute Orchestra
Herminigildo Ranera, conductor

Chilean-American flutist Viviana Guzman returns once again to Manila to take part at the second annual Flutopia Flute Revelries Festival happening on March 27-29, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). This festival, an event dedicated to the flute, is presented by the Flutopia Flute Consortium Manila.

Flutist Viviana Guzman

Highlights of the 3-day festival include a closing gala concert on March 29, 2014, 7:30 PM. The gala concert showcases the 30 member Flutopia Flute Orchestra in tandem with guest artist, Chilean-American flutist Viviana Guzman. She will be performing solo literature for Flute and Piano, and Flute and Guitar, assisted by pianist Raul M. Sunico and University of Santo Tomas (UST) guitar professor Ruben Reyes. She will also perform with the Flutopia Flute Orchestra as soloist in the Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise of Franz Doppler. Guzman was the featured soloist at the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's opening concert of their 2013-2014 Concert Season.

The Flutopia Flute Orchestra, making its public debut will first perform at a free admission concert at the CCP Little Theater Lobby on March 27, 2014, Thursday at 4:45 PM. At the closing Gala Concert, the orchestra will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Doppler, Gustav Holst, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Dr. Herminigildo Ranera is the conductor of the Flute Orchestra.

Flutist Kalaya Phongsathorn

In addition to the performances, flute master classes for aspiring talents led by Viviana Guzman, Yoga and Movement seminars for Musicians prepared and taught by flutist, Kalaya Phongsathorn, visiting guest artist from Thailand, will be held.

Other activities include music film presentations, ongoing exhibitions with a comprehensive display booth by Manila’s own Music Gear Company, on-site instrument repair stations headed by Singapore based Muramatsu flute technician Sean Tan and dazzling flute exhibits mounted by Muramatsu Flutes Japan and Flutes, and Flute shop Sydney Australia. A wide variety of ongoing chamber music performances by local and visiting ensembles are being offered free of charge during the festival.

Woodwind technician Sean Tan

Flutopia Consortium serves as a gateway for talented Philippine flutists to pursue quality in their craft while striving for world-class excellence. Its mandate is to generate a sustained love of flute literature and to insure its public performance. 

Ticket price for Gala Concert:
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount

Registration fee:

For inquiries:
CCP Box Office 832-3704
Nila Bondoy 832-1125 local 1609-1610, (0920)-273-7718
Marie Poblete (0915)-779-3017, (0922)-843-5809
TicketWorld 891-9999

Korean artists guest star in Tribute to the Thomasian 2014 concert

March 30, 2013, 6:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Fr. Manuel P. Maramba OSB, piano
Yun-Kyoung Yi, soprano
Nenen Espina, mezzo soprano
Ronan Ferrer, tenor
Daesan No, baritone
UST Singers
Coro Tomasino
Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble
UST Symphony Orchestra
Jae-Joon Lee, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

The University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines presents the UST Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Korean conductor Jae-Joon Lee with Filipino and Korean classical artists in a concert entitled Tribute to the Thomasian 2014 on March 30, 2014, 6:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi
Baritone Daesan No

The program consists of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. Featured artists are pianist Fr. Manuel P. Maramba OSB, soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi, mezzo soprano Nenen Espina, tenor Ronan Ferrer, and baritone Daesan No with the UST Singers, Coro Tomasino, and the Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble.

Mezzo soprano Nenen Espina
Tenor Ronan Ferrer

Founded in 1927 by Dr. Manuel Casas of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, the UST Symphony Orchestra has produced many musicians, some of whom have become the country’s leading artists. Presently, the Orchestra is comprised of 70 student-members, including winners of national music competitions, participants of foreign youth orchestras and scholars of important music schools abroad. It is the official orchestra of the University of Santo Tomas and an integral part of the UST Conservatory of Music. A resident performing group of the CCP which subsidizes its training program, it holds regular concerts at the CCP and participates in the CCP Outreach and Exchange program. It also serves as a training orchestra for the future needs of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and other professional ensembles.

Conductor Jae-Joon Lee

Ticket prices:
P1000 Orchestra Center
P800 Orchestra Side
P600 Balcony I Center
P500 Balcony I Side
P300 Balcony II

For inquiries:
UST Conservatory of Music 731-4022, 406-1611 local 8246
CCP Box Office 832-3704
TicketWorld 891-9999

Korean singers serenade the Ayala Museum

March 27, 2014, 7:00 PM
Ayala Museum
Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street
Greenbelt ParkMakati

Yun-Kyoung Yi, soprano
Daesan No, baritone
Najib Ismail, piano

The UST Conservatory of Music and the Ayala Museum present returning Korean singers soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi and baritone Daesan No in an evening of great singing and beautiful music at a concert entitled En-Chant-E happening this March 27, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Ayala Museum.

At the concert En-Chant-E, the two will perform arias from composers like Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Charles Gounod, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, among others. Collaborating artist will be pianist Najib Ismail. Both Yu-Kyoung Yi and Daesan No were last seen in Manila at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ critically acclaimed production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata in 2012.

Soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi

Soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi is a second prize winner of the 37th Bellini International Vocal Competition in Italy. She has performed in Bulgaria, Cuba, Japan, US, Mexico, Italy, and South Korea, to name a few.  More recently, she was invited to perform and to teach Opera Singing to the students of El Sistema in Venezuela.

Baritone Daesan No

Baritone Daesan No is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and has performed the role of Falstaff in Tanglewood under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, the lead role in Rigoletto and Leporello in Don Giovanni with the Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca and Escamillo in Carmen with the New York City Opera and Opera Grand Rapids. He had performed with the BBC National Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in London, the Montreal Symphony, and the Mexico Symphony Orchestra at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Ticket prices:
P1000 Center
P600 Side
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount

For inquiries:
UST Conservatory of Music 731-4022
MCO Foundation 750-0768, (0920) 954-0053
Allan Andres (0918) 347-3027

Monday, March 17, 2014

French Electro act Superpoze opens FrancoPhil 2014

March 21, 2014, 10:00 PM
Black Market,
5 La Fuerza Compound,
Sabio St. cor Don Chino Roces Ave.,

Manila gets a taste of the French electro scene with Superpoze, the first performer in a series of French cultural events lined-up for 2014.

Superpoze is a composer and beatmaker praised by audiences in many festivals in Europe such as les Vieilles Charrues, Festival de Montreux, and les Transmusicales.

With his pads and keyboards, Superpoze flaunts an innate sense of melody and down tempo rhythmics and gives another dimension to electronic music, drawing inspiration and sounds from jazz to hip-hop. Barely in his twenties, Superpoze’s trademark is a well-crafted alloy of harmonious chords, jerky vocal loops, beats and basses. Among his list of achievements is an EP, the foundation of his label under Combien Mille Records, and countless concerts around the world.


As part of his South American and Asian tour, Superpoze will perform in Manila with Don P, Red-I, and Soulflower as the first in a series of events lined-up for FrancoPhil, the annual French-Philippine cultural program in Manila. Following the success of its last 3 editions, this year’s program offers a range of acts for all types of audiences.

The Pockemon Crew pays tribute to cinema and the origins of hip-hop in New York during the 1940s through an electrifying dance performance on May 28. Speaking of cinema, the highly anticipated French Film Festival returns in June to continue its almost two decades long reputation of bringing the best of French cinema to Filipino audiences.

With more than 13,000 attendees last year, FrancoPhil makes Fête de la Musique 2014 twice as big with musical acts playing at two different stages: one at the A-venue Open Parking Area in Makati and another at the Plaza Maestranza in Intramuros, Manila.

Classical music lovers will be treated to a concert by Quatuor Parisii String Quartet on June 10 while young (and old) audiences will enjoy the comic and acrobatic antics of the Tête d’enfant Modern Circus Company in October.

As the first event of FrancoPhil, Superpoze brings French electro beats to Manila on March 21, 10:00 PM at the Black Market, 5 La Fuerza Compound, Sabio St. cor Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.

Superpoze Live is organized by the Alliance française de Manille and the Embassy of France, with the support of Rustan’s, Stores Specialists, Inc., Black Market, and Deezer.

Ticket price:
20% Alliance française de Manille student/member discount

For inquiries:
Sabrina Durand, AfM Cultural Coordinator 895-7585, (0917) 892-8968,

Swiss Duo concert at the CCP

March 22, 2014, 7:00 PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Laurent Brunetti
Mario Pacchioli
Wild Tortillas Band

The Embassy of Switzerland in Manila, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, presents Swiss singer Laurent Brunetti and pianist Mario Pacchioli as they perform French songs at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on March 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM.  A performance by Swiss artist Raoul with the Wild Tortillas Band is the opening act of the said event.

Laurent Brunetti

Entitled Pecheurs de Reves – French Songs from Paris, the Swiss duo concert is held as part of the various cultural events in March to celebrate the Francophonie day and the French language in general. Together they bring back the spirit of the legends of the "Chanson francaise" such as Brel, Piaf and Aznavour.

Born in Switzerland, Laurent Brunetti is known for his great renditions of famous French songs but also for the writing of his original lyrics and their interpretations. He lives in Paris and is the author and the singer of his songs. He finds his artistic inspiration in people’s lives, and his lyrics are the reflections of their stories.

Mario Pacchioli is composer, arranger and pianist. In 2004, he received a Gold-Award for his work and his talent. Always in search of the melody, Mario Pacchioli composes and harmonizes with the modesty of the great composers.


Raoul is a singer, performer, composer and diplomat. He has released 11 albums, 10 of which his own compositions. He has performed in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Vietnam and Korea. Likewise, he is known as the “Singing Diplomat”, having been a career diplomat for the Swiss Government for the past 30 years.

Ticket price:
Free admission

For inquiries:
Cultural Section, Embassy of Switzerland, Manila 845-4545 ext. 201-202
CCP Marketing Department 832-1125 local 1405

Clarion Chamber Ensemble opens 2014 season with Beyond the Shadow of Beethoven

March 20, 2014, 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Dino Decena, violin
Renato Lucas, cello
Hyun Joo Lee, piano
David Jerome Johnson, flute
Reynato Resurreccion, oboe
Ariel Sta. Ana, clarinet
Noel Singcuenco, bassoon
Jay-Ar Mesa, horn
Rommel Cruz, double bass

Louis Spohr Nonet in F major, Op. 31, IV. Finale
Robert Schumann Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

The Clarion Chamber Ensemble presents pieces that go Beyond the Shadow of Beethoven in their first concert in the 2014 season happening this March 20, 2014, 8:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

The concert program for this evening consists of the Finale of Louis Spohr’s Nonet in F major, Op. 31, Robert Schumann’s Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 and Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11.

Clarion members are violinist Dino Decena, cellist Renato Lucas, pianist Hyun Joo Lee, flutist David Jerome Johnson, oboist Reynato Resurreccion, clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana, bassoonist Noel Singcuenco, horn player Jay-Ar Mesa, and double bassist Rommel Cruz. 

Pianist Hyun Joo “Julia” Lee and flutist David Jerome Johnson formed Clarion Chamber Ensemble in December 2001. Members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Old San Miguel Orchestra joined the two founders to create a core group of nine ensemble members. Other local and international musicians collaborate with the ensemble as the music demands.

The strength of the Ensemble lies in the diversity and flexibility of instrumental combinations and repertoire that embraces 18th to 21st century works. Clarion Chamber Ensemble has also worked with Opera singers and jazz and tango dancers in the service of the chamber music repertoire and the cause of various charities and non-profits, including the Macabata Children's Foundation and 98.7 DZFE. Clarion’s series of season concerts have been housed at BDO’s Santiago Hall, Makati, and Philam Life Theater, Manila and their regular University outreach concerts presented at Far East University, the University of Santo Tomas and the Philippine High School for the Performing Arts.

Beyond the Shadow of Beethoven is a production by Clarion Chamber Ensemble and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and co-presented by 98.7 DZFE The Master's Touch.

Ticket price:
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount

For inquiries:
CCP Box Office 832-3704
Clarion Chamber Ensemble 890-8840
TicketWorld 891-9999

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sam Concepcion set to shatter limitations in comeback concert

March 15, 2014, 7:00 PM
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan

Singer/actor Sam Concepcion taps into the power of youth as he embarks a return to the concert stage with No Limitations happening this March 15, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Music Museum in San Juan.

Sam Concepcion

Produced by Hills & Dreams Events Concepts Co. and line produced by STAGES, No Limitations is a unique endeavor as it has assembled a relatively young and yet promising team for this concert: stage director Paolo Valenciano who has earned raves for his directorial stint with Sponge Cola’s Maximum Capacity and his dad, Gary V’s On Higher Ground, choreographer Kevin Intal and the La Salle Dance Company-Street aiming to showcase Sam’s peerless dancing skills, and musical director Marvin Querido.

Sam announced during the concert’s press conference that KZ Tandingan and Tippy Dos Santos will be joining him on stage but he has remained tight lipped when asked about who else might make an appearance on that night. With Tippy on board, fans can expect the two to perform Panalangin from I Do Bidoo Bidoo and Dati, the winning song from the 2013 Philippine Popular Music Festival which was also a breakout hit from last year. These two tunes join No Limitations and Mahal Na Mahal, which are Sam’s latest hits that came out from his current album Infinite.

And as an ultimate teaser, Sam said that there will be a big announcement at the concert itself. I remain clueless as to what nature this announcement could be but it’s something that Sam’s fans have to see for themselves at the concert.

Ticket prices:
P1680 Orchestra Center
P1120 Orchestra Side
P560 Balcony

For inquiries:
Music Museum 721-6726
SM Tickets 470-2222
TicketWorld 891-9999

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Conductor Apo Hsu, oboist Wan-Chen Hsieh perform in March PPO concert

Conductor Apo Hsu

March 14, 20148:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Wan-Chen Hsieh, oboe
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Apo Hsu, conductor

Carolyn Yarnell Yosemite and the Range of Light
Bohuslav Martinů Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H. 353
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Op. 100

Taiwanese conductor Apo Hsu leads the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra this March 14, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) along with guest artist, oboist Wan-Chen HsiehThey will perform Carolyn Yarnell’s Yosemite and the Range of Light, Bohuslav Martinů’s Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H. 353 with Hsieh as the soloist and Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Op. 100.

Oboist Wan-Chen Hsieh

Apo Hsu is the Orchestra Director of the National Taiwan Normal University, a post she has held since 2003.  She is also a guest faculty member at The Conductor's Institute at Bard College in New York. Other past appointments include Music Director and Conductor of the Springfield Symphony in Missouri, Artistic Director of The Women’s Philharmonic in San Francisco and as Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon Mozart Players in Eugene, Oregon after completing a three-year tenure as Affiliate Artist/NEA Assistant Conductor of the Oregon Symphony. She has served on the faculty for the American Symphony Orchestra League Conducting Workshops, National Youth Orchestra Festival 2000, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute 2002 and 2004, the 2007 All State Orchestra in New Mexico and the 2009 All State Orchestra in Colorado. She has been a Music Review Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and Meet The Composers in New York City and serves as an Evaluation Committee member at the CKS Center in Taipei.

Guest appearances have taken Hsu all over the US as well as Russia, Asia, South America and Australia. More recent engagements include her residency at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in January 2012, an appearance as guest conductor of the Barra Mansa Symphony Orchestra (OSBM) in Brazil in July 2012 and the 2013 OSBM Classical Brazil’s project, Brazil Classical 2013 season Orchestral Tour Brazil and Simone Leitao.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

Oboist Wan-Chen Hsieh has appeared as soloist throughout Europe and Asia, including performances with the MDR Chamber Orchestra Leipzig, Schöneberg Chamber Orchestra, Adlershof Chamber Orchestra Berlin, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Taipei National University of Arts Orchestra, and C.Y.C. Wind Orchestra. She performs with the Taiwan Connection Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, established by violinist Nai-Yuan Hu from New York, and gives concerts with other TC musicians through Taiwan annually since 2009. Her first classical recording “Bel Canto” won the “Best Classic CD” in the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan, and first crossover recording “Capriccio Pine Breeze” was published by Wind Music in fall 2007. Wan-Chen lives in Taiwan and works not only as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Taipei National University of Arts, but also as the Music Director in the CHEW’s Culture Foundation. She organizes performances for the contemporary music group SpringAutumnMusic, and the series of family concerts “C.I.M. Concerts in Museum”.

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
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