CCP Shows and Events This March: 'Festival of Plays by Women' and More!

UPDATE 03/11/2020: Due to the health concerns posed by the spread of COVID-19, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, through its director, Eugene De Los Santos DMA would like to inform the public that its seventh series concert scheduled on Friday, March 13, 2020, is postponed.

Prior to the announcement, renowned pianist Raul Sunico was slated to perform in the said concert, replacing Japanese violinist Ryu Goto as the original featured guest soloist.

Wondering where to go for your next dose of arts and culture?

Whatever your preference is-- be it music, film, theater, or other performing arts-- the Cultural Center of the Philippines always has your back! To help you out, here's our rundown of the shows and events at the CCP this March!

1. The Philippine Madrigal Singers in MMMM...More!
Date: February 29, 8PM & March 1, 5PM
Venue: CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
Tickets: P300 to P5,000 | Buy tickets

Under the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio, the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be performing once again at the CCP Main Theater at the end of February and the beginning of March. The ensemble is known to perform a wide repertoire of various styles and forms, be it Renaissance, Classical, contemporary, Avant-garde, Opera, pop music, and Filipino & International folksongs.

2. Festival of Plays By Women
Date: March 6 to 8, 7:30PM
Venue: CCP Studio Theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
Tickets: Forum & Readathon- FREE; Performances- P200 to P400 | Buy tickets

The CCP celebrates the National Women's Month by showcasing the works of renowned women playwrights in a three-day festival with the theme Empowerment, Diversity, and Equality. These days will be composed of a forum in the morning, a reading of women's plays in the afternoon, and performances in the evening. There will also be a creator's market and interviews with the playwrights at different venues within the CCP. Click here for the full schedule.

3. Aida - CCP Met Opera in HD Season 7
Date: March 10, 6:30PM
Venue: Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1
Tickets: P450 / P2,400 for whole season subscription | Buy tickets: contact 8832-3706 or email ccpsalesandpromo@gmail

The CCP's Met Opera in HD showcases the latest performances by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, through immersive high-definition video and Dolby Surround Sound in our local cinemas. This March, you could watch 'Aida' at the Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1 where Soprano Anna Netbreko plays the titular role, alongside mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris.

4. (POSTPONED) 37th PPO Concert Season: "Gold: Classical Music Treasures"​
Date: March 13, 8PM (Concert Series VII)
Venue: CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
Tickets: P309 to P1,545 | Buy tickets

Ryu Goto (Photo courtesy of the CCP)

For this month's Gold: Classical Music Treasures, Japanese violinist Ryu Goto returns perform with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Goto has proved himself an icon of classical music especially in Asia, North America, and Europe. In this concerto, Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura will be leading the orchestra in a repertoire that includes Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Orchestra, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto op.35 in D Major and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.5 op.67 in C minor.

5. Ballet Philippines' Rama Hari
Date: March 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29
Venue: CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
Tickets: P500 to P3,000 | Buy tickets

Ballet Philippines will once again bring to the stage Rama Hari, the marvelous work from four National Artists, namely Bienvenido Lumbera for the Libretto, Salvador Bernal for the Production Design, Ryan Cayabyab for the Music, and Alice Reyes for the Direction and Choreography. You can catch Rama Hari on the following dates: March 20, 8PM; March 21 and 28 at 2PM & 7PM; and March 22 and 29, at 2PM.



Schedules subject to change without prior notice. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila.

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