RENOWNED Filipino singing icon Lea Salonga will perform her hit songs and other memorable numbers with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kory Katseanes in a concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on May 30, 2017 at 8:00pm.  The concert culminates the series of performances of the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra in different parts of the country.Program includes Lea’s rendition of “Reflection” from MULAN, “A Whole New World” from ALADDIN, “I’d Give My Life for You” from MISS SAIGON, and both “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own” from LES MISERABLES, among other hit songs.

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Currently, Lea is a judge on the Philippine hit version of “The Voice.” She is currently filming the third season of The Voice Kids.

Brigham Young University’s Chamber Orchestra plays an expansive variety of classical music, including traditional orchestral works for small orchestra. The ensemble consists of 45 musicians, including string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.  Members, ranging between the ages of 18 and 27, come from all parts of the United States.  Most are pursuing professional degrees in music performance or education.  The Chamber Orchestra originates in the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. BYU is one of the nation’s largest private universities with an enrollment of 30,000 students from throughout the United States and 105 foreign countries. The Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Professor Kory Katseanes.

Kory Katseanes is currently Director of the BYU School of Music, as well as Director of Orchestras within the School of Music, overseeing the orchestral program that accommodates nearly 450 students enrolled in the five university orchestras. In addition to conducting studies with renowned conductor Joseph Rosenstock, Katseanes has degrees in violin performance from the University of Utah and was a member of the Utah Symphony for 26 years, serving 17 of those as assistant conductor.

Tickets are P3000, P2000, P1000 and P500 with 50% discounts for students, 20% for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

For details, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.

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