WHAT can P100 or P50 get you? How about tickets to Balcony 1 or Balcony II for the People’s Gala, Bulawan: CCP 50th Anniversary Concert, on Sept. 21, 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo?
As a way of giving back to the Filipino people who have supported the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through the past 50 years, Balcony 1 and Balcony II tickets of the People’s Gala have been made affordable.
Performing at the gala are theater actress Joanna Ampil; pianist Raul Sunico; Ballet Philippine alumnus Candice Adea along with her fellow dancer from West Australian Ballet Julio Blanes; soprano Rachelle Gerodias; contemporary artists Poppert Bernadas, Gian Magdangal, and Lara Maigue; and veteran actors Celeste Legaspi, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Audie Gemora, Monique Wilson.
With composer-director Jerrold Tarrog and editor Chuck Gutierrez, there will be a Cinemalaya segment paying homage to the golden years of Philippine cinema.
Directed by Loy Arcenas, the People’s Gala features artists who have been part of the CCP over the last 50 years, including its resident companies: Ballet Philippines, the Philippine Ballet Theater, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanghalang Pilipino, the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, the UST Symphony Orchestra, NAMCYA, and the Philippine Madrigal Singers.
The Bulawan concert kicks off the year-long celebration for the CCP’s golden anniversary. There will be special activities and other events from September 2019 to September 2020 offered at affordable prices or even for free.
For tickets, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704. For other details visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, or follow the CCP official Facebook and Instagram accounts.