View From The Wing
NOVEMBER ATTRACTIONS IN THE ARTS
by Pablo A. Tariman
French Classical Guitarist Judicael Perroy at UP Abelardo Hall
For guitar enthusiasts, the music event of the month is French classical guitarist Judicael Perroy who will perform on Thursday, November 12 (7 p.m.) at the UP Abelardo Hall in Diliman, Quezon City.
A first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition in 1997, Perroy told Guitar International winning competitions helps an artist but it is not everything although he admits the process decides who will give the concert. Saying it is perfectly fine to turn music into a competition, he added: “The winner of the competition is usually the one who was more beautiful, or the one who wanted it more. It is difficult, but it is like what we say in France about democracy, ‘It is the worst system, but it is better than the opposite.’”
About to venture into a recording project with brilliant French flutist Patrick Gallois (Filipino pianist Cecile Licad has also recorded and performed with this flutist), Perroy said getting a good recording done involves performing with an imaginary audience rather than be focused on the microphone recording the sound. “Remember the energy you get from performing in front of an audience, and try to capture that in the studio. It is easy to become boring, especially after you have done a few takes of the piece. You have to fight against that and continue to deliver the interpretation with the energy that you want.”
For tickets to Perroy’s November 12 recital dubbed as “From Bach to Villa-lobos, ” call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or email organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sofya Gulyak at Circuit Black Box Theater
Meanwhile, a new concert venue will be witnessed by music lovers when Sofya Gulyak performs in a recital at Circuit Black Box Theater in Sta. Ana, Makati City on Friday, November 13 at 8 p.m.
Now touted as the CCP of Makati, the Circuit Black Box Theater is just one of the venues in an Ayala Land five-year 20-billion program that will transform the erstwhile racing track into modern urban entertainment district complete with hotels, residences, and offices and – yes– concert venues.
Gulyak’s November 13 program includes Clementi’s Sonata in c major op. 33 N3, Brahms’. Variations on Handel’s theme op.24, Franck’s Prelude, fugue and variations, Faure’s Nocturne op 36 and Ravel’s La Valse.
For inquiries call 0917 444 4171.
Here and There
The Philippine Ballet Theatre, Inc. (PBT will present the family Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker” on November 13-15 at the CCP Main Theatre.
By popular demand, the “Golden Boy of Ballet” — Joseph Phillips — will return to Manila as the Nutcracker Prince, partnering PBT’s home grown ballerinas, Veronica Ylagan. Lobreza Pimentel and Regine Magbitang who will take on the roles of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Joseph Phillips has won more gold medals than any American male dancer and is currently one of only two American danseurs in Russia as principal dancers.
For inquiries, call (02) 832-3704, Ticket World (02) 891-999 or PBT (02) 632-8848; 255 8076.