Aug 23, 2023 | Press Release

On its 54th anniversary, the CCP continues to celebrate art, pay tribute to Filipino artists, and bring their creativity to a greater audience. Despite the closure of its Main Building, the relocation of its offices, and changes in leadership and systems, the celebration of Filipino artistry and creativity continues.

Since its inception in 1969, the center has been the leading institution for arts and culture in the Philippines recognized globally for promoting artistic excellence and nurturing the broadest publics in art making and appreciation.

In its forthcoming anniversary gala, dubbed Anywhere We Sing Is Home: The CCP’s 54th Anniversary Gala, on September 9, 8pm, and September 10, 3pm, at the Samsung Performing Arts Center, the CCP breaks boundaries and embraces what is uniquely Filipino with a special gala concert.

Directed by Floy Quintos, the anniversary concert features artists who made their marks in both the local and international performing arts scene, namely Joanna Ampil, Aicelle Santos Zambrano, Gerald Santos, Sheila Francisco, Gab Pangilinan, Reb Atadero, and Arman Ferrer, performing with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Toma Cayabyab.

The concert celebrates all Filipino artists who embody grit, perseverance, adaptability, and resilience that has enabled them to excel on wherever stage they conquer. Highlighting the Filipino talents’ artistic journey, reflecting their triumphs and even failures, the concert is a testament that wherever in the world Filipino artists perform, they make that stage their own home.

As CCP president Margie Moran-Floirendo stated: “There’s the edifice, which is a landmark and icon in itself. But there is also the CCP, the entity that forges new directions, discovers and nurtures new Filipino artists, and promotes Philippine arts and culture beyond the complex.”

She said: “CCP is more than the structures where performances happen. Anywhere there is an artist passionately practicing their craft, anywhere there is an audience willing to watch and wants to experience arts, anywhere Filipino people can engage in artmaking and performing, anywhere we sing is home.”

Under the music direction of National Artist Ryan Cayabyab, the artists will perform well-loved Filipino music, Broadway, and classical songs such as Iisa ang Tibok from Rama Hari, American Dream from Ms. Saigon, I Don’t Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar, and Awit ni Isagani, among others.

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