September 28, 2017


Printmaking has been vital in the act of place-making. The “making of a place” is when one draws out the many cartographic accents of the land and of the seas. In marking territories and jotting down paths, printmaking was used to literally and metaphorically carve out this world via maps, pamphlets, and other prints that have been churned out throughout the generations. Changes, demarcations delineations, show that printmaking is associated with the motions of containing land.


However, nature can never be contained. Though there are numerous prints about the beauty, the danger, and the splendor of nature, nature will never be controlled. This year’s exhibition of the latest prints by members and friends of the Association of Pinoyprintmakers at the Cultural Center of the Philippines show the many intricacies of nature. Titled Nature-Nurture, this exhibition posts the question to the participating artists on the valuation of nature as its own force, as a point of inspiration, as a focus of struggle. Nature-Nurture is not a dichotomy like two sides of the same coin. Nature-Nurture is a rallying call on these days of blind abuse of our environment.


Nature-Nurture showcases the varied points of view from printmakers of different persuasions: from the florid, to the calm, to the calamitous. These are works that are extensions of the very impetus of humanity to render art in the first place which is to make sense of the powers of nature, from Paleolithic cave paintings to grandiloquent immersive landscapes of Chinese scrolls, to bravura of disasters caught on canvas. Nature has been a favored subject of many artists as a source of inspiration. Nature has always been a focal point between humanity and creation in terms of making sense of our place in this world. Are we nature’s gatekeepers? Are we nature’s guardians? Are we under nature’s spell? Can we ever control nature’s awesome incalculable might? Nature has always been the framework in the search for the sublime. (Chong Ardivilla)

Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Cultural Center of the Philippines
6 PM
September 27, 2017


Hailed as one of the best half-dozen string quartets in the world and considered   a national treasure in Germany, the Mandelring Quartet is distinguished from other quartets by its expressivity and remarkable homogeneity. The four individual members share a determination to always seek out the innermost core of the music. Through their musicianship, you will find a passionate interest in the structure and crafting of the works while experiencing the great joy of living with the music in a sensual dimension. Manila-born composer Jeffrey Ching has written a new string quartet dedicated to the ensemble.

The Mandelring Quartet is composed of Sebastian Schmidt (violin I), Nanette Schmidt (violin II), Andreas Willwohl (viola) and Bernhard Schmidt (cello). The quartet will be performing the World Premiere of Jeffrey Ching’s Quartett-Dissonanzen as well as Mozart’s String Quartet in C major, K 465 (“Dissonanzen-Quartett”), and Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 (“American”).

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines
7:30 PM
600 php
September 26, 2017


the Philippines, where one hundred ‘musicians’ weaved their way through an ‘audience’ strolling around, each carrying a cassette player playing one of the hundred pre-recorded tracks of various Philippine instruments. In this second re‐staging of Cassettes 100 for 2017, the work returns to the Cultural Center of the Philippines where it was staged in 1971. This re‐staging,
will also make use of new media (MP3 players) in the performance.

This restaging is a collaborative effort between the UP Center for Ethnomusicology and the Cultural Center of the Philippines; with the generous support of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.

Main Theater Lobby, Cultural Center of the Philippines
6 PM
September 26, 2017


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is proud to be a part of the 100th birth anniversary of National Artist for Music Jose Maceda. Co-presented with the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology (UPCE), the centennial celebration in CCP will include the exhibition Attitude of the Mind at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and a special re-staging of Maceda’s 1971 piece, Cassettes 100. The exhibit will have its opening reception at 4:30pm on 26 September. It will be followed by the Cassettes 100 performance at the Main Theater Lobby at 6pm.


Attitude of the Mind is curated by Dayang Yraola, whose ‘course of action,’ is to make available Maceda knowledge and materials to a different set of users – to people who are not sharing his same expertise, and to marvel where this could all bring us.” Artists were commissioned to create artworks specifically for this exhibit. Curator Ricky Francisco will construct an archival installation that will introduce the life and works of Maceda. Artist Leo Abaya will create an audio-visual installation. Ringo Bunoan’s installation art will reconstruct the aftermath of Maceda’s Cassettes 100 performance at the CCP seen through photographs by Nathaniel Gutierrez. A robotic music installation, on the other hand, will be Tad Ermitaño’s contribution. Experimental musicians Malek Lopez and Arvin Nogueras will create a digital rendition of Maceda’s unpremiered composition Accordion and Mandolin, to be exhibited with a composition analysis by Prof. Chris Brown.


José Montserrat Maceda, composer, artist, scholar, philosopher, and pedagogue, was born in Manila in January 31, 1917. Pursuing the career path early on as a concert pianist, Maceda trained under the renowned Franco-Swedish pianist Alfred Cortot in Paris in the 1930s. Later, however, he would turn away from western art music to become the country’s first ethnomusicologist as well as pioneering experimental composer. A multi-awarded scholar and artist, among the honors and titles he received was the conferment as National Artist for Music in 1998.


Attitude of the Mind will be open from 26 September until 3 December 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd Pasay City. The exhibit may be viewed daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email, or visit

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Cultural Center of the Philippines
4:00 PM
September 26, 2017
September 23, 2017


he National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) invites you to a special send-off performance for the Days of Philippine Culture in Russia featuring the renowned ballet group Ballet Manila, led by Artistic Director and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Philippine Women’s University’s Jose Abad Santos Memorial School Rondalla, and soprano Ms. Bianca Camille Lopez this Saturday, September 23 at the Star Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City. Admission is free.

The NCCA and the Ministry of Culture of Russia, in cooperation with Rosconcert Company, will be holding the Days of Philippine Culture in Russia on September 25 to 30, 2017 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Philippine-Russian diplomatic relations.

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September 22 - 23, 2017


C.I.)ty. (Sea)ty. (See)ty: To highlight the cultural, physical, and social schema that define the Philippine cities and examine how we can all aid in turning Philippine cities into vibrant and liveable, more sustainable cities.


Sign up online at Registration and payment will also open on site.

For LaF Open Sessions and Exhibit (OS-E), limited slots are offered so sign up now at…*

See you, and let’s all unite to make our cities better! Remember to use #LaFPH2017 to engage everyone about the event.

September 24, 2017


Konsyerto: Unang Hakbang presents NAMCYA laureates to be assisted by the country’s leading orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert aims to reintroduce classical music to audiences of all ages. This enlightening concert shall showcase five young artists in a delightful kaleidoscope of concertos.

Featuring NAMCYA Grand Prize Winners Aaron Rafael Aguila III (2016 Senior Guitar), Andrew Constantino (2015 Woodwinds Category C, clarinet), Nikki Zen Obmasca (2016 Solo Rondalla B), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (2015 Piano C and 2011 Piano B), and Mishael Romano (2016 Junior Strings, violin).

September 24, 2017, 5:00PM, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Tickets: P800 (Orchestra), P400 (Balcony 1), and P300 (Balcony 2)
Purchase tickets: 836-4928, TicketWorld Manila 8919999 or

#galingNAMCYA #NAMCYAKonsyerto

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines
5 PM
September 23, 2017


The Saturday X Future Market you know and love now happens every week at the HUB Make Lab with four changing themes for each Saturday of the month:


OPEN CALL for sellers for the UPCOMING Saturday x Future Market @ HUB MAKE LAB

HUB Make Lab, First United Building, Escolta
11 AM
September 23 - 24, 2017


Garden Party!
Intramuros:OPEN HOUSE
September 23 – 24
Saturday and Sunday

It’s all about open doors this September 23-24 inside Intramuros! Join INTRAMUROS @intramurosph ADMINISTRATION and #VivaManila@vivamanila as we kick off TOURISM WEEK with two days of garden parties, bike tours, bazaars, walks, and art all around the walled city.
There will be artists, there will be food and drink, performers and performance art, bike tours, as well as a botanical walking tour through Intramuros’ several gardens.

It’s a two day affair. There will lots of time and lots of space for you and your family to explore Intramuros, set a picnic, play frisbee, and let your dogs run! Best of all, Intramuros Administration will waive all entrance fees to Fort Santiago, Baluarte San Diego, and Casa Manila. They will also open up secret dungeons and chambers so that you all can check out all the good stuff Old Manila has to offer. Who says the best things in life don’t come for free?

This event is one of the #OPENPLATFORM satellite expositions leading up to the Manila Biennale in February 2018. @manilabiennale
September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Open Space Garden Party, Picnic Grounds, Food and Artisans Bazaar , Exhibition and Performance Space:
September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Baluarte San Diego
2:30pm to 9pm
Entrance: FREE
Botanical Photo/Art Walk:
September 23 – 24, 2017
Location: Baluarte San Diego
Email: to reserve.
Bike Tour:
September 23 – 24, 2017
Location: Manila Cathedral/Plaza Roma
FEE: Free
Bring your own bike or RENT a bike from Bambike Ecotours on site.
Email: to reserve.

Email Kam: for information on how to be a vendor.
Tel. Lesley +63 920 9092021 for all other inquiries.
We will also be having these events on October 14 -15 and November 19. Stay tuned for further press releases!

Artwork: Mars Bugaoan, 2107.

Intramuros Manila
Whole day