In a Musical Multitude Never Before Heard with
40 PIANOS ON ONE STAGE
OVER 300 PIANISTS
AGES 8 - 80
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, The Piano
Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines together with The Cultural Center of the
Philippines, LYRIC and KAWAI proudly presents “ FORTE@40 ” – a fund-raising
concert to be held at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of
the Philippines on November 18, 2012 – Sunday
at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This historical concert which will be conducted
by Dr. Herminigildo Ranera and Daniel Bartolome will feature over 300 pianists
ages 8 to 80 comprising students, teachers/members, past and present PTGP board
members, festival participants and competition winners on 40 pianos.
Special guest performers include: CCP
President Dr. Raul Sunico, concert pianists Della Besa and Annie De Guzman, Fr.
Manuel Maramba, OSB, Carmen Padilla, Nita Abrograr-Quinto, Philippine Madrigal
Singers choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio, UST Singers’ conductor Fidel Calalang,
Najib Ismail, Mary Anne Espina, and many more.
A special sneak preview of “ Forte@40 ”
will be held on November 11, 2012 ( Sunday – 4 p.m. ) at Lucky Chinatown,
located at Reina Regente St., Binondo, Manila.
The highlight of the concert is the world
premiere of “ Mga Gintong Pamana ” by Augusto “Agot” Espino, commissioned by
the Piano Teachers' Guild of the Philippines which will showcase “ 40 pianos,
80 players, 2 per piano ” playing the parts - a first of its kind in the
history of Philippine music. This masterpiece pays tribute to the Great
Filipino composers, namely: Nicanor Abelardo, Dr. Francisco Santiago, Francisco
Buencamino, Sr., Dr. Antonio Molina, Rosendo Santos, Jr., Lucio San Pedro,
Felipe De Leon, Sr., Ramon Tapales, Dr. Lucrecia Kasilag, and Rodolfo Cornejo
who have made unparalleled contributions to the Philippine piano
Five genres of music - Baroque, Classical, 20th
Century, Pop and Filipino will be represented in the repertoire as follows:
“ Concertino on Familiar Tunes ” by Stanley R. Avery. (40 pianos, 40
players, 1 per piano)
II. “ Grand Perpetual Motion Waltz ” by M. Cox. (10
pianos, 10 players, 1 per piano)
III. “ Andante from Symphony No. 94 in G Major,
Hob. VI:54 (“Surprise”) by Franz Josef Haydn. Arranged by E. Steiner. Transcribed & adapted by George
Ong. (10 pianos, 20 players, 2 per piano)
IV. “ Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550 ”
(Allegro molto) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Arranged by Theodor Kirchner. (40
pianos, 40 players, 1 per piano)
“ Harry Potter Fantasy and Super Mario Capriccio based on a theme by
Koji Kondo ” by Kabaitan R. Bautista. (30 pianos, 30 players, 1 per piano)
“ Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40 No. 1 (Military)” by Frédéric François
Chopin. Arranged by Carl Burchard. (40 pianos, 40 players, 1 per piano)
VII. “ Contagion on a theme by Nirvana ” by
Kabaitan R. Bautista. (20 pianos, 20 players, 1 per piano)
Workin’ on the Railroad ” by Eugénie Rocherolle. (14 pianos, 28 players, 2 per
piano); “ Perpetual Commotion ” by K.
Olson. (14 pianos, 28 players, 2 per piano)
Pop Medley ” Arranged by Ryan Cayabyab. (20
pianos, 20 players, 1 per piano)
“ Mga Gintong Pamana ” by Augusto Espino. (40 pianos, 80 players, 2 per
The Piano Teachers’ Guild of the
Philippines (PTGP) was founded in November 2, 1972 by piano teachers namely
National Artist Lucrecia Kasilag, Prof. Milagros de Ocampo, Sister Scholastica
Benitez, OSB, Ms. Vilma Felipe, Mrs. Angeles C. Hernandez, Mrs. Alice A. Lim,
Sister Mamie Martell, CIM, Sister Cecil Belen, OFM, Mrs. Lydia L. Bunag, and
Mrs. Pilar B. Larracas who organized themselves mainly to uplift teaching and
performance standards in the musical development and pianistic growth of their
Over the years, The Piano Teachers’ Guild
of the Philippines has brought our country’s top pianists to compete in
international music festivals held in Europe, the United States and recently in
Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.
Among the foremost names in the field of
music who are PTGP members include the following: Fr. Manuel Maramba, OSB; Sr.
Mary Placid Abejo, OSB (Dean, St. Scholastica College of Music); Prof. Jovianney
Emmanuel Cruz; Former Dean Mauricia Borromeo (UP College of Music); Former Dean
Erlinda Fule (UST Conservatory of Music); Former Dean Cecile B. Roxas and Dean
Sr. Emilita Pacubas, DC (Sta. Isabel College of Music); Former Dean Harold
Galang (PWU College of Music) and many more. Today, PTGP boasts of its 525
total membership covering the entire country.
The over-all production team of “ FORTE @40 ” is led by Dennis Marasigan
(Artistic Director and Lighting Director), Eric Cruz (Set Designer), Antonio
Africa (Video Documentary), Ave Asuncion Uy (Stage Manager), Toots O. Tolentino
(PR & Publicity) and Mari Yuda (Marketing).
“FORTE@40” is also supported by media
partners Business World, Herword.com, Chinoy TV and The Manila Bulletin.
For inquiries and details of show, special group
discounts for schools, please email : email@example.com.
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Tickets are now available through
Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph