Spend an evening with a true Philippine music legend as multi-awarded musician, composer, conductor, and 2018 National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab returns to The Peninsula Manila for Meet Me at The Pen: A Symphony of Talent Unveiled, a one-night-only pre-47th anniversary dinner concert at The Lobby on Thursday, August 10.
Bringing together the indelible legacy of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the music of multi-hyphenate chanteuse Nicole Asensio and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers, and the emerging voices of contemporary visual artists Mano Gonzales and Alaga, Meet Me at The Pen: A Symphony of Talent Unveiled will chronicle the past, present, and future of the 47-year history of The Peninsula Manila and its support of Filipino musical and visual talent.
In this dinner concert, Maestro Cayabyab will chronicle his life-long love affair with music, beginning with interpretations of the Great American Songbook by the likes of Gershwin to the funky sounds of Motown and The 5th Dimension. Together with the Ryan Cayabyab Singers, he will also be performing his original compositions that have made him the national artist that he is today. Nicole Asensio will be premiering two music videos and regaling guests with popular jazz tunes.
August 10, 2023
7:00 pm, Dinner
7:15 pm, Concert
Five-course Dinner and Concert at P 8,800 (inclusive of taxes)
A budding visual artist himself, Cayabyab’s Meet me at The Pen: A Symphony of Talent Unveiled will coincide with The Peninsula Manila’s launch of its contemporary art program, Art in Resonance.
For its Art in Resonance program, The Peninsula Manila has chosen to commission new works by emerging Filipino artists Mano Gonzales and Alaga that will be installed in The Lobby for guests and art aficionados to enjoy until September 30. The public pieces created by these artists will also be auctioned as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) or digital art collectibles, ushering The Peninsula Manila’s art ethos into the future with blockchain technology, in partnership with Scarlet Box, the premier blue chip NFT art launchpad in Asia.
Mano Gonzales’s work thinks through questions of politics, identity and gender, by examining a society’s vernacular memory. He is a self-taught artist based in Manila, who draws on a wide range of influences to create a body of work that includes drawing, sculpture, and fashion styling.
Alaga’s work is a celebration of queer ecology, and a call for the conservation and protection of Philippine biodiversity. They portray how our indigenous flora and fauna reflect the social, economic, spiritual, and ecological conditions of our archipelago, through textiles, performance, and illustration.
With Art in Resonance, The Peninsula Manila is continuing its decades-long contribution to the Philippine cultural ecosystem by providing working artists with financial and logistical support to realize complex projects in the form of public art. Panel discussions and tours will also be organized throughout Art in Resonance’s duration.
Seats for Meet Me at The Pen: A Symphony of Talent Unveiled are available at P 8,800 (inclusive of taxes) per person.
For inquiries or reservations for Meet me at The Pen: A Symphony of Talent Unveiled, please call (63 2) 8887-2888, extensions 6691 or 6694 (Restaurant Reservations) or email DiningPMN@peninsula.com. You may also visit peninsula.com, like The Peninsula Manila on Facebook and follow @thepeninsulamanila on Instagram.