The month of February is about to have its curtain call but nothing’s going to stop the Philippines’ finest artists in the music and entertainment industry to wrap up with amazing performances. Stages bring inspiration to Filipinos as Morissette, Sam Concepcion, and Christian Bautista star in the reimagining of the first local Christian musical “First Name,” titled “First Name Anew,” this February 27 and 28 on KTX.PH. Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid promises fans a repertoire different from her past concerts along with a surprise guest who will join her for the very first time on stage this Sunday, February 28, as SKY airs her “Freedom” concert on SKY Pay-Per-View.
February Music Roundup: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in “Freedom” Concert, singing powerhouse Morissette, Sam, Christian lead on a “First Name Anew” musical
Regine expressed how excited she is for “Freedom” compared to her previous shows in the past. “I did a couple of online shows last year, but I am so eager with this one because the repertoire is different—different songs, different genres,” she excitedly shared.
The Regine Velasquez-Alcasid digital concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano with musical direction from acclaimed musician Raul Mitra.
Invite your loved ones to watch the one-night-only “Freedom” in high-definition and commercial-free on SKY Pay-Per-View this Sunday, February 28 at 8 PM, priced at ₱1,200.
Get your pay-per-view concert pass now at www.mysky.com.ph/vipaccess.
The first original Filipino Christian musical streaming on February 27 and 28
Morissette, Sam Concepcion, Aicelle Santos, Jett Pangan, Sheila Valderama-Martinez, Lance Busa, Bullet Dumas, Tim Pavino, Nanette Inventor, and Christian Bautista with Tippy Dos Santos are set to take on roles in the groundbreaking hit created by Freddie Garcia in 1988.
“The trials that we are all facing right now inspired all of us in Stages and Trumpets to spearhead the updating, refreshing of this material. After all through everything, there is indeed one One Name that we should count on,” says Audie Gemora. “Aside from that, we also want to pay tribute to this timeless work of our then resident creator Freddie Garcia, who passed on just recently.”
The original musical gathered some of the biggest names in the industry during its earlier runs, including Ray An Fuentes, Audie Gemora, Carlo Orosa, Sheila Francisco, Carla Martinez, among many others. The musical also gave birth to the inspirational hit “Could You Be Messiah,” composed by Gary Valenciano.
“First Name Anew,” the first collaboration of Trumpets, Stages, Manila Genesis Entertainment, and Stages Sessions, tapped some of the best arrangers to give new life to the songs. The list includes John Apura, Jeff Arcilla, Jacques Dufourt, Bullet Dumas, Mon Faustino, Rony Fortich, Gio Levy, Jungee Marcelo, Choi Padilla, Yuna Reguerra, and Gary Valenciano.
Also lending their creative visions are gifted directors Daniel Cabrera, Johann Dela Fuente, Cathy Azanza-Dy, Dave Lamar, Carlo Orosa, Paolo Valenciano, and Mo Zee.
Book your tickets now to “First Name Anew” for ₱500.00 via www.ktx.ph.
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