Business leaders will perform for CCP's gala concert, Mar 6

ABC-5 head Tonyboy Cojuangco (left) and ABS-CBN President Charo Santos Concio (right) will perform for the March 6 gala concert titled Counterpoint: Musical Suites for Leaders of the 21st Century.

The country's foremost business leaders will reveal their "secret" lives as artists as they perform with some of the country's outstanding classical performers. See them perform live at a gala concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on March 6 (8 PM) at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Counterpoint: Musical Suites for Leaders of the 21st Century is a one-night-only event that features Emily Abrera, chairman emeritus of McCann Worldgroup as the narrator. George Yang, chairman of Golden Arches Development Corporation performs excerpts from the opera Rigoletto and La Traviata. Charo Santos Concio, president of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network reads the poetry of Pablo Neruda, and Antonio "Tonyboy" Cojuangco Jr., president and CEO of ABC-5 leads the classical guitar ensemble in a suite of Spanish and Filipino pieces.

The gala will present musical suites depicting the common principles shared by great art and great leadership. The universal principles of art as applied to leadership inspire the thematic arrangement of the suites.

Classical artists include soprano Rachelle Gerodias; duo pianists Della Besa and Anamaria de Guzman; the country's renowned string players violinists Joseph Esmilla and Gina Medina, violist Dino Decena, and cellist Renato Lucas; the Philippine Madrigal Singers; the St. Scholastica's College of Music Guitar Orchestra and the Guitar Friends Ensemble whose members include businessmen Greg Yu, Jaddy Vitug and Vince Abella; with the Philippine Ballet Theatre and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra with PPO Conductor Laureate Oscar Yatco as Music Director and conductor. Finale of the concert is Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" performed by the PPO and all the classical artists.

Popular singer Gary Valenciano will have a special participation in the March 6 gala concert.

The artistic staff includes Chris Millado as concept and script writer, Katsch Catoy as lighting designer, Eric Cruz as stage designer and Alex Cortez as stage director.

For ticket inquiries please call the CCP Box Office at 832-2704 or Ticketworld at the National Bookstore Outlets at 891-9999.

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