Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Revisiting Mario Lanza’s legacy in concert

I first became aware of who Mario Lanza was through the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures, one of the most disturbing movies that I’ve ever seen. The film, featuring two deranged teenage girls who imagine Mario Lanza in their fantasy world (the two eventually end up as murderers), was hardly the ideal way to get acquainted with the legendary Hollywood actor credited to bringing opera music to the masses.

Soprano Stephanie Aguilar

But now, a chance to relive Mario Lanza in all his glory comes our way as soprano Stephanie Aguilar and tenor Nomher Nival perform in a concert entitled The American Song Book: Mario Lanza Revisited happening this June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM at the Ayala Museum. Collaborating artist for this evening will be award winning pianist Gabriel Paguirigan.

Tenor Nomher Nival

The American Song Book: Mario Lanza Revisited is presented by the Ayala Museum and the Cultural Arts Events Organizer with the support of Lyric Piano and 98.7 DZFE The Master’s Touch.

The American Song Book: Mario Lanza Revisited
June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM | Ayala Museum

Stephanie Aguilar, soprano
Nomher Nival, tenor
Gabriel Paguirigan, piano

Ticket prices:
P1000 | P700
Discounted rates for Ayala Museum members, AGC employees, ARC members, senior citizens and students are available

For inquiries:
Ayala Museum 759-8288 local 8272, concerts@ayalamuseum.org
CAEO (0917)347-3027
TicketWorld 891-9999

Monday, May 29, 2017

Broadway star Lea Salonga and BYU Chamber Orchestra in concert at the CCP

Apologies for the lengthy break since my last post, but I am back nonetheless brimming with excitement as Broadway star Lea Salonga takes to the Cultural Center of the Philippines stage once again in a concert with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Chamber Orchestra on May 30, 2017, 8:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

During the past couple of weeks, the BYU Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Kory Katseanes, has been performing at various parts of the country and they will wrap their Philippine tour with the CCP concert with Lea Salonga. Expect the orchestra to perform music by American composers like Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, John Williams, Richard Rodgers, Leroy Anderson, and George Gershwin while Lea will very likely perform career defining songs from the screen and the stage.

Lea Salonga is best known for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon and for being the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and of Mulan. She has recently starred in the Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's production of Fun Home and is seen currently on television as one of the judges in the teen edition of The Voice.

The BYU Chamber Orchestra is considered the most select among the five orchestras in the BYU School of Music and serves as the touring orchestra representing BYU in the US and abroad. The orchestra is conducted by Kory Katseanes, the Director of Orchestras within the School of Music and a former Director of the School of Music.

Lea Salonga with the BYU Chamber Orchestra
May 30, 3017, 8:00 PM | Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Lea Salonga
BYU Chamber Orchestra
Kory Katseanes, conductor

Ticket prices:
P3000 | P2000 | P100 | P500
50% discount for students
20% discount for senior citizens, PWD, government and military personnel

For inquiries:
CCP Box Office 832-3704
TicketWorld 891-9999
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