Tribute to the King

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts invites the public to the TRIBUTE TO THE KING: The Music of National Artist Lucrecia “King” Kasilag at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 22, 2018, at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

This celebration commemorates the Centennial Birth Anniversary of former CCP President and Artistic Director, National Artist for Music Lucrecia R. Kasilag, an educator, composer, performing artist, administrator, and cultural entrepreneur of national and international caliber. She made it her personal mission to sharpen the Filipino audience’s appreciation of music. Tita King worked to discover the Filipino roots through ethnic music and merged this with Western influences – an approach that has inspired many Filipino composers to follow her lead and experiment. She dared to incorporate indigenous Filipino instruments in orchestral productions.

Prominent works of Tita King will be performed by the CCP resident companies – Philippine  Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, Ballet Philippines, Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, and Philippine Madrigal Singers. Guest artists include violinist Gina Medina, pianists Jett Chong, Zenas Lozada, Joed Balsamao and Vincent Saavedra, PWU Indayog, PWU Vocal Ensemble, Kabataang Gitarista, and the UST Guitar Ensemble. The program also includes the special participation of Dr. Ramon P. Santos – National Artist for Music, Alice Reyes – National Artist for Dance, Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Suzie Moya Benitez, and Gener Caringal.

This production is directed by Dexter Santos, written by Floy Quintos, and designed by Gino Gonzales, with Meliton Roxas as lights designer and Joed Balsamo and Melissa Corazon Mantaring as program curators.

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