The Cultural Center of the Philippines will be celebrating its 46th anniversary by holding a special concert featuring the works of renowned Filipino composer Ryan Cayabyab on September 4 at the CPP’s main theater at 8pm.
The media launch was held at the Hotel Jen in Pasay City as guests were treated to a sumptuous lunch courtesy of the hotel’s celebrated chefs, and a mini performance from the members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
The CCP’s 46th anniversary concert will feature the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performing specially and newly arranged-orchestra arrangements of Ryan Cayabyab of Filipino folk tunes and melodies; and resident dancers like ballet Philippines and singing vocal-talents of the Philippine Madrigal singers.
Cayabyab’s masterpieces will include Sarong Banggi, Si Pilemon among others. They will also be launching a cd during the said event.
In an exclusive interview of www.dzrhnews.com.ph with CCP’s Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado, he stated that this concert will be open to the public as CCP’s way of saying thankful for the many years that they have been supporting their shows and the arts.
The show will be conducted by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab. All the music will have new choreography and Tanghalang Pilipino actors will be hosting the event.
When asked why they chose Ryan Cayabyab to be CCP’s feature artist for its 46th gala night, Millado said that Cayabyab was an obvious choice because of his “formidable body of work”. Though the artist became more notable with his venture on pop music through the Original Pilipino Music, Cayabyab is classically trained. He went to school in composition, conducting and so on. “Ryan has a body of work that is quite impressive in terms of classical, what could be considered as part of the classical canon.”
During the gala night, guests are encouraged come in their Filipiniana attire, in the spirit of the concert’s theme.
Coincidentally, the CCP also launched the 33rd Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert series entitled “Reveries” under the baton of its Music Director, Maestro Olivier Ochanine.
This will be Ochanine’s last year with the PPO and when asked if he feels pressured over this last concert series, Ochanine candidly said that he’s not. He is actually excited and that he used the same approach he has been doing for the past five years when it came to preparing for each series’ repertoire.
The PPO concert series will be featuring artists from all over the world, including well known conductors and sopranos. According to Ochanine, the series’ programmes will be a mixture of classical hits from famous classical music composers to under-rated but definitely note-worthy masterpieces.
The 33rd PPO concert series will run from September 11, 2015 to April 22, 2016 at the CCP’s Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo main theater.