Despite the pandemic hindering our usual arts and culture consumption habits, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) continues to provide us with inspiring performances and shows on the online stage.
While we wait for that magical moment when we can finally watch theater shows and concerts the way we used to, here are some of the online events that the CCP has prepared for us in the upcoming days.
PPO Music Chamber Concert
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will bring their music to our homes, wherever we are in the world, with their Music Chamber Concert. PPO Music Director Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura curates a fine selection of classical music. It will be headlined by Franz Anton Hoffmeister’s Violin and Cello Duo Op.6 No.1, and Gioachino Rossini’s Sonata for 2 Violins, Cello, and Double Bass No.2 in A Major. It will stream for free on October 30, 8PM at the PPO Facebook page and CCP YouTube channel.
Arts eXpress Children’s Biennale
Batang Sining is part of the CCP’s program for children. It started as a workshop in 1989 where children are introduced to different art forms and helping them discover their creative expressions.
Through the years, it has become a summer arts workshop, and with the Children’s Biennale, CCP launches the Batang Sining Facebook page as an online platform for the development of children’s creative expression, as well as a place for collaboration.
Here are some of the events coming to the Children’s Biennale:
Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert
October 31, 4:20 PM
The annual orchestra appreciation concert for the whole family will be moving to the online stage with the subtitle ‘A Virtual Adventure in Camp Melodia.’ Don’t forget to don your favorite costume!
’MALA: Ibong Adarna’ Launch
October 31, 6 PM
CCP’s MALA (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts) opens with the visual retelling of the epic poem Ibong Adarna. Through puppetry, director Xian Lim tells the classic story rewritten by premier ventriloquist Ony Carcamo for the medium.
Every Sunday, 4PM
Every Sunday of the month of November, children are treated with in-case-you-missed-it shows and performances. It starts with Tanghalang Pilipino and Anino Shadow Play’s collaborated works on November 1; followed by ‘Small Voice’ performed by Alexa Kaufman and Gerphil Flores on November 8; then ‘Philippine Ballet Theater’s Cinderella on November 15; and ‘Mga Kwentong Karapat-Dapat’ November 22.
As October ends and November comes in, do not miss these events that the Cultural Center of the Philippines has prepared for us to enjoy!