PPO 37th Concert Season — Series IV
THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 37th Concert Season — Series IV concert will be held on Dec. 20, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It will showcase pieces by Samuel Barber, Cesar Franck, Felipe De Leon, Pietro Yon, Darius Milhaud, Carl Maria von Weber, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The show’s performers include percussionist Aimee De la Cruz, soprano Alexa Kaufman, clarinet player Franz Jensen Andra, and with conductor Herminigildo Ranera. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
A Christmas concert with Lea Salonga
CELEBRATE the Christmas season with The Gift, A Christmas Special on Dec. 21 and 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. With musical accompaniment by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga, Lea Salonga will be performing with her special guests: Esang De Torres, Gaea Salipot, Alexa Salcedo, and other finalists from The Voice Kids. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
The Quest for the Adarna
REPERTORY Philippines’ Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical retelling of the Philippine folk tale “Ibong Adarna.” The Quest for the Adarna has performances until Jan. 26 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, in Makati. In the kingdom of Berbania, the king falls mysteriously ill and can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna, which can be found in its mountain home. His three sons take turns attempting the dangerous journey to help their father. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).