‘Harana’ brings classic Filipino love songs to New York Oct. 19
NEW YORK — An evening of classic Filipino love songs from the early 20th century to the present will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Philippines, on Oct. 19 (Thursday), 7:00 p.m., at the historic Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City’s Lower East Side.
“Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs,” presented by Bakás Pilipinas and Ilustrado LLC, is a special nod to Filipino American History Month and the 125th anniversary of Philippine Independence and promises an evening of “soulful melodies that will transport the audience to the enchanting world of Philippine romance.”
“We are thrilled to bring ‘Harana’ to the heart of New York City, allowing everyone to immerse themselves in the beauty of Filipino music and culture,” said Rogelio Penaverde Jr., event producer, music director, and performer. “This concert will be a celebration of love, heritage, and the enduring power of music to transcend borders.”
Along with Penaverde (New York City Opera, Off-Broadway), the event will feature fellow Filipino artists Joy Tamayo (Emmy Nominee, Philippine Madrigal Singers Alumnae), Jill Maranan (United Nations Singers Alumnae, Ateneo Glee Club Alumnae), Carlo Bunyi (Chicago Summer Opera, Longy School of Music Alumnae), and Dennis Bernardo (Kayumanggi Chorale Music Director).
Part of the event proceeds will go towards the restoration of Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church in Bohol, Philippines, which was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 2013.
The effort will be led by Bakás Pilipinas, a duly-registered non-profit organization in the US that’s dedicated to the conservation and management of Philippine cultural heritage. For more information on the organization and its advocacies, visit www.bakaspilipinas.org.
Tickets for “Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs” can be purchased online at Eventbrite (search for event name Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs). Reservations can also be made by emailing [email protected] or texting (917) 701-4775. There are $60 patron tickets and $30 general admission tickets available.
Title: Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs
Date: October 19, 2023 (Thursday)
Venue: Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012