Something like these three choice video moments, I suppose--when this triumvirate of peerless Filipino artists join forces for the first time this Saturday and Sunday (March 17-18) for a concert called The Legends and the Classics at the Main Theater of the CCP. (These are individual, stand-alone performances, mind. Imagine them combining their gifts on collaborative numbers.) From my baul to your screens...
Cecile Licad playing Francisco Buencamino Sr.'s piano masterpieces Larawan and Mayon Fantasy--from the 1999 ABS-CBN/CCP concert Kulturang Handog Sa Bayan:
Lisa Macuja dancing to Willy Cruz's Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas, played on the violin by Zambales-based virtuoso Coke Bolipata--from the Ayala Foundation/ABS-CBN concert The Music of Dreams:
Lea Salonga singing Sa Ugoy ng Duyan by Lucio San Pedro (music) and Levi Celerio (lyrics)--from a Philippine Independence Day concert staged at the CCP by the Department of Tourism some years ago. This video clip appears on YouTube for the first time with this post.
Joining them are Gerard Salonga and FILharmoniKA and Ballet Manila, with internationally acclaimed cellist Wilfredo Pasamba in a special number. Musical director is Gerard Salonga, with stage direction by Roxanne Lapus.
“The Legends and the Classics” is presented by Ballet Manila and Manila Broadcasting Company, with the support of Lifestyle Network, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, and Ayala Land Premiere. Special thanks to McDonald’s Philippines.
Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets. For details, check out www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 8919999.