this is one event that no one should miss.... the article below is an excerpt from the Cultural Center of the Philippines website
Dubbed as the biggest one day multi-arts festival in the country, PASINAYA 2011 opens the National Arts Month festivities with a harvest of performing arts productions. On Sunday, February 6, from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening, the public can choose from over 120 performances from the nation’s different performing arts groups at a “See all you can, Pay what you can” scheme.
More than two thousand (2,000) artists from dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature and cinema will be taking part in the festivities and will be led by the resident companies of the Cultural Center of the Philippines – the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Tanghalang Pilipino, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater and the winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.
In a whole day of preview performances, the highlight will be a tribute to national hero and artist – Jose P. Rizal at the People’s Gala in the evening to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. A one thousand voice choir will be performing Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios which was set to music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. Among the featured choirs are award winners Imusicapella, Tarlac State University, Our Lady of Fatima University Chorale, Hiyas ng Pilipinas Children's Choir, Sta. Teresita Parish Chorale, Woodrose Chorale to name a few.
Every possible venue at the CCP will be used –theaters, lobbies, hallways, promenade areas, the alley beside the Production Design Center, and will be “zoned” according to the genres of music, theater, dance, film, literature, visual arts, children and family, variety and the artists' market.
The event also features crash workshops (“Learning How to Sing in 15 Minutes with the Madrigal Singers)”, activities for Children and Families (Instrument Petting Zoo with the UST Symphony; Storytelling), an Artist's Market (Sining Butingting: Artistic Knicknacks), multimedia exhibits (NET25 television programs about the CCP) and an Opening Parade. 50 percent discount coupons to selected upcoming shows at the CCP will be offered during the day.
More than 6,000 people are expected to attend.