On her 90th birthday Tribute to the “King” set

The late National Artist for Music Dr. Lucrecia R.

Kasilag, known as “Tita King” will be given a tribute by her alma mater, The Philippine Women’s University on her 90th birthday, August 27, 2009, 6:00 pm at the Conrado Benitez Hall, Taft campus, Manila. Titled “PAMANA ni Tita King,” the tribute in sounds, dances and images organized by the School of Music in collaboration with the Center for Culture, Arts Music and Sports, will feature the music of Dr. Kasilag over the past six decades. Dean Felicidad Prudente said the performers will be composed of students and faculty from the School of Music and the PWU High School Female Ensemble who will interpret Dr. Kasilag’s Far Meadows, Paruparo at Uod, Pamana Phil. Ethnic Song Cycle, Rondeau and Interaction E/W. The world-renown Phil. Bayanihan Dance Company, according to its Executive Director Suzie Benitez, will render in dance Alitaptap which Tita King composed for piano in 1957 and arranged for rondalla by Melito Vale Cruz, Mga Bagong Bayani, done in 1998 with lyrics by Ric Saludo and Basura, taken from the opera “Why Flowers Bloom in May” by Fides Cuyugan Asencio and interpreted in rap. Noted guitarist Jose Valdez will play Prelude Ethnica and Toccata which Tita King composed in 1996 for guitar solo. The late Kasilag, considered the “First Lady of Philippine Music” was music director for almost four decades of the Bayanihan and served as president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines for 20 years. She left behind close to 350 acclaimed chamber and indigenous music compositions, piano solos, orchestra suites and mixed chorus ensembles.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful