Sunday , June 24, 2018

The classics: Ballet and piano

IN celebration of National Arts Month—and as a pre-Valentine treat—the Arts Council of Cebu, Rudolf Pianos and Spring Rain will present a most anticipated concert. “Romantic Impressions” will feature Italian concert pianist Massimo Folliero tonight, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at the Marcelo B. Fernan Cebu Press Center in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

The international Maestro, who is on an Asian tour with Cebu as the final leg, has performed in several important venues, including most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and last but not least, at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Program will feature works of Debussy, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Chopin etc. A donation of P500 is suggested, but any amount will be appreciated. Students will enjoy a 50 percent discount.

For reservations, please call 63 (0932) 676-1443 or 233-0452.


In keeping with the holiday spirit, Balletcenter, Ayala Center Cebu and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu presented “Holiday Classics” at Ayala’s Cinema One, to a packed audience, recently.

The very familiar joyful tunes arranged in ballet mode, took the balletomanes by storm!

We particularly loved the “Winter Wonderland” waltz performed by Cecille Nolasco and Gregory Aaron... Ole! And hummed along with our best-loved carols!

We were likewise in awe at the spectacular, snow-capped trees as backdrop. Congratulations once more to Balletcenter’s artistic directors Gregory Aaron and Nicolas Pacaña, and manager Josh Romayla!