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CCP 2018 PERFORMANCE SEASON

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the country’s premier arts institution, develops and
promotes arts and culture in the Philippines by delivering world-class entertainment, educational
opportunities and unforgettable moments that engage and inspire audiences.

With its 2018 Performance Season, the CCP invites you to discover something new to love about the
arts. This year we offer outstanding performances, quality shows, and breath-taking artistry in theater,
music, dance and family-oriented productions that will surely spark interest in audiences of all ages.

There is no better gift to give yourself, your friends or your business clients than a subscription to CCP’s
2018 Performance Season. SUBSCRIBE today to access the greatest savings and not miss the artistic
productions we have in store for you. The CCP Performance Season Subscription is your ticket to the arts
and much more!

MUSIC SEASON
Share your love of classical music to family and friends by subscribing to CCP’s Music Season of classical
favorites and other exciting classical works – symphonic concerts, solo vocal and instrumental concerts,
band music, choral music and other classical music programs. Recommended for classical music
enthusiasts and audiences of all ages.

CCP Orchestra and Band Festival


The festival features various leading orchestras and symphonic bands in the country. Local audiences
will be treated to a rich variety of symphonic sounds emanating from various performing groups coming
from around the country.
Date: July 20 – 22, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) | Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) Concert


The AYO is Asia's premier pre-professional orchestra, offering opportunities for advanced study,
performance and international concert touring with celebrated artists and conductors.
Date: August 16 – 17, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater)

Special Concert Series 2018


The SPECIAL CONCERT SERIES features outstanding young Filipino artists who are making a mark on the
classical music scene in solo concerts. It highlights local and international prize winners in vocal and
instrumental music and artists with performing careers abroad.
Dates:
July 25, 2018 – Concert I: Clement Acevedo, piano
August 29, 2018 – Concert II: Jane Banta, harp
September 26, 2018 – Concert III: Arthur Espiritu, tenor
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) Series Concerts


The PPO is the country’s leading orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the top musical ensembles in
the Asia-Pacific region. The PPO has performed with many of the world’s renowned conductors and with
the best foreign and Filipino artists.
Dates:
September 14, 2018 – Concert I, featuring Monique Duphil, piano
October 12, 2018 – Concert II, featuring Lee Chin Siow, violin
November 16, 2018 – Concert III, featuring Ryu Goto, violin
December 14, 2018 – Concert IV, featuring Jonathan Velasco, conductor
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Akapela Open International 2018


Date: October 20, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater)

Cecile Licad in Concert


Called “a pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, internationally-renowned pianist Cecile Licad performs
classical masterworks for the piano with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Date: October 17, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Philippine Madrigal Singers Season Concerts


PF (Pay It Forward at 55)
Date: June 2 & 3, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

NAMCYA (National Music Competitions for Young Artists)


Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko (a NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert)
Date: August 15, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Bayan ng Musika, Alay ng NAMCYA (a NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert)


Date: October 26, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

NAMCYA 2018 Competitions


Date: November 20 – 25, 2018
Venue: Various CCP Venues
UST Symphony Orchestra Season Concert
Date: October 21, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

CCP September Gala


Date: September 21 -22, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

DANCE SEASON
Don’t miss CCP’s Dance Season of performances and competitions. There’s something for everyone this
diverse program that covers various dance genres with works ranging from ethnic/folk, contemporary,
hip-hop/jazz, to classical ballet. Recommended for lovers of the art of dance and movement.

Pulso Pilipinas
A dance production showcasing the country's outstanding artists and dance groups. Pulso Pilipinas
highlights a diverse dance culture with works ranging from ethnic/folk, contemporary, hip-hop/jazz,
ballroom to classical ballet.
Date: June 30 to July 1, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Wifi Body.ph
A competition which aims to push choreographers to state their vision in concise solo or duet forms.
Date: August 21 – 26, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)

Neo-Filipino: Asya (CCP Choreographers Series)


Geared for the established choreographers who are primed to create major works in collaboration with
artists of various disciplines in a formal proscenium stage, with dramaturgical support and mentorship.
Date: October 1- 7, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

CCP Ballet Competition 2018


A gathering of the country’s ballet dancers, choreographers, ballet masters, and dance enthusiasts and
competition of the best ballet dancers in the country in the rendition of a classical solo variation and a
contemporary piece.
Date: November 14 – 17 , 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Ballet Philippines 49th Season Productions


Ballet Philippines (BP) is the preeminent professional classical and contemporary dance company in the
country, widely recognized today as a cornerstone of contemporary Filipino identity. The first resident
company of the CCP, it was founded in 1969 by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and Eddie Elejar.
Carmina Burana
Date: September 7 – 9, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Carmen and Other Dances


Date: October 5 – 7, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Snow White
Date: November 30 – December 9, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Philippine Ballet 32nd Theatre Season Productions


The Merry Widow
Date: July 27 - 29, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Cinderella
Date: September 28 - 30, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

The Nutcracker
Date: November 16 - 18, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Bayanihan Dance Company Ballet Season Productions


Date: August 25, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

THEATER SEASON
Experience the wonder and excitement of live theater with classic and modern dramatic works, musical
theater revues, stage adaptations and resident company performances. The 2018 Theater Season is
highly-recommended for theater arts enthusiasts and lovers of the dramatic arts.

Virgin Labfest 14
Now on its 14th year, the annual festival of fresh one-act plays continues to attract theatergoers with
remarkable works by emerging and established playwrights. Established in 2005, the Virgin Labfest aims
to provide our playwrights a venue to present their unpublished, untried, untested and unstaged works
to theater-going public.
Date: June 27 – July 15, 2018
Venues:
Main Features – Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
VLF Revisited – Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
Staged Readings – Tanghalang Amado V. Hernandez

Triple Threats – The Musical Theater Couples


Leading Couples of Philippine Musical Theater perform favorite selections from favorite original Filipino
musicals Broadway, West End, movies and other musical genres. “Triple threats” is a musical theater
term referring to artists who can sing, dance and act.
Dates:
August 16, 2018 – Ze Papu and Mamu Show (Juliene Mendoza and Stella Cañete-Mendoza)
September 6, 2018 – Mister and Misis Seña (Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez-Seña)
October 11, 2018 – Kitang Dalawa (Franco Laurel and Ayen Munji- Laurel)
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Baka Naman Hindi (A Flea in Her Ear)


A play by Georges Feydeau written in 1907, at the height of the Belle Époque and translated by Virgilio
“Beer” Flores as Dr Pinacate (Dr Finache). In this farcical French play set in France at the turn of the 20th
Century, a woman, suspecting her lawyer husband of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act.
Date: October 16 – 26, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tanghalang Pilipino Theater Season
Founded in 1987 as the resident theater company of the CCP, TANGHALANG PILIPINO aims to promote
Philippine theater that is rooted in centuries-old Filipino culture and history while being responsive to
evolving contemporary society.

Balag at Angud
Date: August 24 – September 16, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Ang Pag-Uusig (Arthur Miller’s The Crucible)


Date: October 5 – 28, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)

Manila Notes
November 30 – December 18, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

PERFORMANCES FOR CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY


Treat your family and friends to family-friendly programs that include well-loved classical ballet
performances and symphonic concerts that introduce youngsters to the magic of symphonic music and
to classical music appreciation. Perfect for bringing families together, sparking creativity and engaging
the imagination!

PPO Concert for the Youth


The PPO, with Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura conducting, introduces the rudiments of classical music to
young audiences, with an entertaining lecture-demo format. With the help of a narrator, students learn
about the various instruments and sections of the symphony orchestra in a fun and enjoyable way.
Date: July 19 – 20, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Tricks & Musical Treats: PPO Family Concert


A unique Halloween experience showcasing a fun-filled concert that aims to inspire the new generation
of young audiences to enjoy classical music through a colorful production with relevant themes and
narration. Pre-concert activities include a musical instruments petting zoo, trick-or-treat and other
exciting activities.
Date: October 28, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Ballet Philippines’ “Snow White”


Kids and adults will delight in Snow White, choreographed by Effie Nañas; BP’s Christmas offering for the
whole family. Relive the enchanting story of a beautiful girl whose skin is as white as snow and lips as
red as roses.
Date: November 30 – December 2, 2018
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Philippine Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”
With Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score and a dazzling theatrical staging reminiscent of the unrestrained
joys of childhood wonderment, The Nutcracker has been a constant part of Christmas celebrations
around the world. PBT’s spectacular Christmas extravaganza is also sure to dazzle audiences of all ages
this season with its original choreography and outstanding performers.
Date:
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Halina’t Umawit
This choral festival features local school and church choirs from Metro Manila and nearby provinces in
the performance of some of the works of choral masters. Together with the Hail Mary the Queen
Children’s Choir, Halina’t Umawit lives on with the comely invitation for young choristers to sing joyfully!

RATES

PERFORMANCE SERIES ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA SIDE


CENTER (OC) (OS)
Music Series 31,900 24,100
Dance Series 15,800 10,800
Theater Series 11,700 9,600
Children & Family Series 5,700 3,800
CCP 2018 Season 40,000 30,000

VIP BOX (6 Seats)


The dazzling array of 2018 performances can be best viewed from the Parterre and Lower Boxes, which
offer ‘exclusive’ and intimate experience of the productions. You may to present these exclusive boxes
to top executives in your company and your loyal clients as prestigious corporate gifts.

PARTERRE BOX (P. Box) 240,000 LOWER BOX (L. Box) 180,000