Amore: A Post-Valentine Hour with Cecile Licad in New York
Welcome love and romance at Amore: A Post-Valentine Hour with Cecile Licad in New York. Presented by Megaworld and Rustan’s for the benefit of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. (PPOSI), the online show will broadcast via Zoom on February 22, 2022, Tuesday at 5:00 PM. The post-Valentine musical event is also sponsored by SSI Group, Inc., Starbucks, San Miguel Corporation, BPI, and Mr. Danny Dolor.
Interwoven with an interview by fellow pianist David Dubal, the fund-raising event headlines a passion-filled repertoire performed by our very own Cecile Licad, including classics beloved from generation to generation.
Filmed in the Historical Ballroom of the Lotos Club in New York City, the hour-and-a-half virtual show by Cecile Licad opens with Frederic Chopin’s Études Op.10 No.3 in E major “Farewell L’ Adieu”. This is followed by a tug at the heartstrings of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, more popularly known as Moonlight Sonata. Moving to the scintillating and refined melodies of the third piece with Sergie Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op.32 No. 8 in a Minor, Prelude op.23 No.6 in E Flat Major, and Prelude op.23 No.5 in G Minor.
The second half of the performance showcases Frederic Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, stirs feelings of tenderness, boldness, love and contempt reminiscent of unfolding drama between lovers. Soul’s Lament (Hibik sa Diwa) by the renowned Filipino composer, Francisco Buencamino, intensifies the atmosphere with feelings of yearning and intense emotion; then it climaxes to the final performance—the brilliant Ballade No. 1 in G Minor by Frederic Chopin, a piece globally considered as one of Chopin’s finest (and most difficult) works.
A fund-raising project
PPOSI aims to support the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra through multiple programs including concerts and events. Amore: A Post-Valentine Hour with Cecile Licad in New York is one of PPOSI’s fund-raising efforts to promote local talent and support the organization to be at par with other world-class orchestras. Its efforts include provision of quality instruments and uniforms, promotion of performances abroad, support for students through music scholarships, and retirement funds for the members.
This February, listen to the enchanting classic symphonies by award-winning Pianist, Cecile Licad, and support the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Contact Lulu Casas (09175708301 / email@example.com) or Maricar Alamodin (09175384508 / firstname.lastname@example.org) to purchase tickets at P1,500.00 each or buy 10 and get 2 complimentary passes. You may also visit https://bit.ly/3I6r2Qy.
Text and photos courtesy of Visions and Expressions.