Last Hurrah for Educational Summer Activities: Concert Presentations at Rizal Park and Paco Park from May 25 to 27, 2012
Posted by: | on May 22, 2012
The last weekend of May 2012 is fast approaching. If you are looking for the last summer activities for you and your loved ones then Special Education Philippines recommends attending the cultural presentations organized by the NPDC at Paco Park and Rizal Park. The good thing about going to these events is that these activities are very accessible to Metro Manila Residents. If only Special Education Philippines can visit all of the cultural presentations of NPDC that would be great! So guys if you have the chance to watch these concerts, we hope that you can share with us your experience.
“MGA KINAGILIWANG AWITING PILIPINO” IN PACO PARK PRESENTS
Paco Park Presents formally closes its May calendar this Friday, May 25, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m., with an all-Filipino program, titled, “Mga Kinagiliwang Awiting Pilipino”, featuring soprano Jamie Charisse Sampana, baritone Zip de Guzman and pianist Farley Asuncion. Ms. Thea Perez is program host. The public is cordially invited.
Soprano Jamie Charisse Sampana is a student of voice of Prof. Irma Potenciano at the UST Conservatory of Music. She is also a private student of Prof. Josefina Garlit-Bailen. A grand prize winner of the 2009 Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition, she is also the holder of Best in Aria (Opera Prize) at the Musika at Sining:Diwa ng Sangkatauhan (Music & Arts: Soul of Humanity) and a second placer in the 2007 Mga Awiting Pilipino, Isang Kompetisyon sa Tinig Para sa Mga Kabataang Mang-aawit.
Baritone Zip de Guzman is a holder of two degrees – Communication Arts from the University of the East and Music Education with Voice Emphasis from the UST Conservatory of Music. A recipient of the Klassikal Music Foundation full scholarship grant of businessman and tenor George Yang, he is currently completing his Bachelor of Music Major in Voice and Minor in Piano at the UST, under Prof. Irma Potenciano. A former member of the UE Chorale and Manila Chamber Singers, de Guzman has toured Europe and Hong Kong. He is an active member of the International Society of Music Educators, the Phil. Society of Music Educators, the Phil. Organization of Classical Singers, Koro Filipino, UST Action Singers Alumni Ensemble and the current President of the UST Conservatory of Music Voice Department Student Council.
For their concert on Friday, soprano Jamie Charisse Sampana and baritone Zip de Guzman has prepared the following program: AMADHA (Umali); ANG LANGIT SA LUPA, IYO KAILAN PA MAN (Peña); TAG-ARAW (Suarez); SAMPATAK NA HAMOG (National Artist L. San Pedro); NASAAN KA IROG? (Abelardo); KAY TAMIS NG BUHAY (National Artist Felipe de Leon); LAGI KITANG NAAALALA (Silos); SAPAGKAT KAMI AY TAO LAMANG (Tony Maiquez); ROSAS PANDAN (Arr: Espino); KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT (Velarde); USAHAY (Gonzales); DUNGAWIN MO HIRANG (Suarez); O ILAW (Arr: Romero); and IKAW ANG MAHAL KO (Tito Arevalo).
CONCERT AT THE PARK PRESENTS BAND MUSIC
For its final May offering, Concert at the Park presents “Band Music”, featuring the pride of Sta. Maria, Bulacan – Banda 31 Original. Taking turns at the baton are Angelito Sabas, Paul Geliberte and Michael Jacinto. Ms. Minette Padilla hosts the program, which starts at 6:00 p.m., at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, Manila.
Banda 31 Original of Sta. Maria Bulacan was formed on May 31, 1931, starting with only 28 member-musicians, and was first known as “Kapisanan Banda Ligaya”. In 1981, the band assumed its present name and won second place in the 1981 National Balikbanda Competition. At present, the band, made up of 125 young members, continues the traditions of providing training and discipline to its members, who are mostly scholars from various universities in Metro Manila. It is a recipient of the 2010 Gintong Kabataan Award for the Performing Arts given by the Provincial Youth for Sports, Employment, Arts & Culture Office of the Provincial Government of Bulacan. Banda 31 Original is under the tutelage of Angelito Sabas, Nardito Castillo and Jerry Halili.
For its concert on Sunday, Banda 31 Original has prepared the following program: FESTIVE OVERTURE (Shostakovich); VIVA MUSICA! (Reed); SCHNELLE TONE (Eckhardt), featuring clarinet soloists Peter Joseph Ocampo, Carlo Nazareno and Glennel Sagayno; SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Arr: J. dela Cruz), featuring Mary Armine Raine Carpio, alto sax soloist; MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (Arr: Iwai); BEELZEBUB (Catozzi), featuring Prince Angelo Policarpio, tuba soloist; PARADE OF THE SLAVE CHILDREN (Williams/Arr: O. dela Cruz); DREAMING OF THE MASTERS (Gililand), featuring Paul Geliberte, clarinet soloist; DISNEY FANTILLUSION (Hoshide); and APO MEDLY (Arr: O. dela Cruz).
About the presentations organized by NPDC (National Parks and Development Committee):
Concert at the Park is a regular public service project of the Department of Tourism, under Sec. Ramon Jimenez, Jr., the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under Executive Director Juliet H. Villegas, and the People’s Television Four. NPDC Chief of the Cultural & Public Affairs Division Freddie A. Edos is the Executive In Charge of the project. Gie V. Arnold writes the script.
Paco Park Presents is a regular public service project of the Department of Tourism, under Sec. Ramon Jimenez, Jr., the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under Executive Director Juliet H. Villegas, and the People’s Television Four. NPDC Chief of the Cultural & Public Affairs Freddie A. Edos is the Executive In Charge of the project. Gie V. Arnold writes the script.
Note: This is a press release posted by Special Education Philippines in support of NPDC”s projects at Rizal Park and Paco Park.