August 07, 2018

August 6, 2018

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines and Philippine Women’s University School of Music present the SANDAANG KASILAG: CELEBRATING THE KING Inaugural Concert on August 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

The concert kicks off the year round tribute to National Artist for Music Lucrecia R. Kasilag, fondly known as Tita King, on the occasion of her 100th birth anniversary. A beloved and highly esteemed figure in the artistic community, Tita King was a long time Dean of PWU and first and longest serving president of the CCP.

The inaugural concert will showcase a wide variety of solo and ensemble works of Dean Kasilag.  The show will feature faculty and performing groups of the PWU School of Music such as pianists Abelardo Galang II and Karen Fatima Francisco, flutist Crystal Rodis Concepcion, violinist Denise Santos-Huang, cellist Antoni Josef Inacay, baritone Marvin Gayramon, guitarists Jose Valdez and Ivar Nicolas Fojas, the Pinoy Brass, the Kasilag Guitar Trio, the PWU Vocal Ensemble under Christopher Borela, the PWU Indayog Gongs under Lilymae Montano, and the PWU Guitar Ensemble under Benchito Cariño.

The year round tribute, ‘Sandaang Kasilag: Celebrating the King’, will highlight Tita King as a composer, arts administrator, and music icon whose works and achievements broke new grounds.  Running from August 2018 to August 2019, the tribute will include a series of concerts, workshops, exhibits, and conferences in different venues in Metro Manila.

‘Sandaang Kasilag: Celebrating the King’ will elaborate on the theme of Dean Kasilag as an “Artist of the World.” 

Dean Kasilag developed a musical language in her works that successfully put Filipino and Western musical elements alongside each other. She was a composer whose music spanned a wide variety of artistic forms and genres --- ballet, theatre, opera, solo instruments, orchestra, chamber music, voice, and chorus.

‘Sandaang Kasilag: Celebrating the King is the spearheaded by the Philippine Women’s University School of Music.  It also coincides with the university’s centennial celebration in 2019.

For more information, please call Luisa Galicia at 526-8421 loc. 195.