PPO stages virtual pocket performance on july 23

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THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stages its next series of online concerts billed as The PPO Spotlight: Virtual Pocket Performances to be streamed on July 23, 2021 at 8pm, Friday through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website. Program for the July 23 concert, which focuses on Indie and Alternative music, features the following pieces such as WITH A SMILE by ERASERHEADS to be played by Ayesa Cruz (Violin), Madeline Jane Banta (Harp); TADHANA by UP DHARMA DOWN (arr. Naldy Rodriguez) to be performed by Ma. Angelica Uson (Violin), Herrick Ortiz (Cello); HALIK NI HUDAS by WOLFGANG (arr. Glenn Aquias) to be interpreted by Giancarlo Gonzales (Cello); SALAMAT by THE DAWN (arr. Theodore Amper) to be rendered by Christian Tan (Violin), Jose Carlo Tuazon (Violin), Rey Casey Concepcion (Viola), Giuseppe Andre Diestro (Cello), Vincent Dela Cruz (Contrabass); and HARANA by ERIC YAPTANGCO to be played by Brass & Percussion section with Abner Cruz (E. Bass). The PPO Online Poc

Strangely Familiar: The Jonathan Benetiz Paintings and Collage Exhibit.



Palawan’s very own celebrated visual artist Jonathan Benitez recently held a successful solo painting exhibit entitled “Strangely Familiar”, at Art Galileia in Bonifacio Global City at Taguig City that opens September 12, 2015.


31 art pieces were on display that mostly oil on canvass and acrylic with a theme of human relationship to nature. This is the first time that Benitez had a solo exhibit but he is not a newbie anymore in bringing his art to Manila, he had group shows before in UP, Conspiracy Bar and even in House of Congress in the past years. 

Benitez admit that it’s not an easy road for him to mount this solo show especially in Serendra vicinity of BGC, he went into rigorous process before the said gallery approve his first show, he believe that his maturity on his craft is the key that’s why he was given such opportunity.

Di madali ang solo show, dapat matured na para ma consider ng gallery, 20 years akong nag practice dito sa Palawan, alam ko time will come, kung may tyaga at dedication sa craft, may aanihin.” Benitez said.
The former resident artist of Dos Palmas Island resort had its following also from famous painters/artist in the country, some of his works are being collected by Marcel Antonio and Max Balabat whose names are known in the Philippine Art scene.


Strangely Familiar last until Sept 24. Benitez is now preparing for the Manila Art 2015 this October 8 to 11 in SMX Convention Center in Pasay City and other art venues in Taguig. 
Art Galileia is located in  Fort Bonifacio,2nd Level Fort Pointe Bldg (28th St, Bonifacio Global City) Taguig City.

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