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2017

 

2016

September 17, 2016

Great Filipino Composers Series: Ernani Cuenco, featuring new vocal and instrumental arrangements by me, was held at the Sheen Center for Art and Culture in NYC.

March 28, 2016

"The State-Line Line Dance" from The Forgetting of Snow (book and lyrics by Kathleen Wrinn) was the finale number at the 7th Annual Curtain Up!: Berklee's Musical Theatre Writing & Orchestration Showcase in Boston, MA.

October 17, 2016 

Despite the distance, I was able to take part in the 25th anniversary concert of Hangad, my choir of 17 years in Manila, with a new song written for the occasion, and a "multimedia appearance".

May 7, 2016

"Margaret", a 12-minute opera with music by me and libretto by Shoshana Greenberg, was performed in "Park and Bark", along with 12 other new mini-operas written and workshopped over the course of a semester-long Opera Writing class at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, led by Randall Eng in partnership with American Opera Projects.

"Margaret" featured soprano Amelia Watkins, mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel, and tenor Blake Friedman. "Park and Bark" was directed by Sam Helfrich and music directed by Mila Henry

March 10, 2016

Journalist Ceres P. Doyo wrote about "God of Outsiders" in "Human Face", her weekly column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country's leading broadsheet.

September 19, 2016 

Along with 34 other composers and lyricists, I started as a Lyricist in the 2016 class of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a program widely regarded as the premiere training ground for emerging musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists.

June 10 & 11, 2016

"Miss Yvonne" (lyrics by Kate Chadwick) was performed in Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should..., a mostly annual cabaret hosted by Tony Award-winner William Finn at Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield, MA.

February 25, 2016

"The Language Lesson" from my song cycle On This Side of the World was performed by Angel Desai (Company) in the 5th Annual Broadway Sings for PKD, a benefit concert for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. 

 

2015

September 20, 2015

The Saint Peter's University Schola launched their recording of Saint Peter's Mass at the 5 PM Mass at St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church. 

Saint Peter's Mass was commissioned in late 2014, premiered in April 2015, and recorded along with a handful of bonus tracks from June to July 2015. The recording is available for purchase through CD Baby.

May 12, 2015

A 90-minute reading of the first draft of The Forgetting of Snow (formerly truth & dare), co-written with bookwriter and lyricist Kathleen Wrinn, was presented at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. In the cast were Remy Zaken, Barry Shafrin, Benjamin Howes, Fay Ann Lee, Bradley Dean, Aurelia Williams, and Tess Primack. The reading was directed by Giovanna Sardelli and music directed by Andrew Wheeler.

May 25, 2015

"I've Never Made a Plane Before", co-written with bookwriter / lyricist Kathleen Wrinn, was peformed by Liz Barnett with Edison Hong music directing at 24@54, the graduation cabaret of my class (Cycle 24) at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at 54 Below in New York City.

April 20, 2015

The Saint Peter's University Schola premiered Saint Peter's Mass at the 5 PM Mass at St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church. The Mass was commissioned by the Campus Ministry office of Saint Peter's University, a Jesuit university in Jersey City, NJ, in late 2014.

May 23, 2015

Three new songs in my song cycle On This Side of the World were peformed at my Composer-Lyricist class' cabaret at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

The songs were "Sunday Afternoon", performed by Rogelio Penaverde Jr.; "Ay, Amerika!", performed by Gianpaolo Eleria and Enrico Lagasca; and "I Believe", performed by Rogelio, Gianpaolo, Enrico, and myself, with Peter Hodgson on piano.

March 30, 2015

"Rice Queens" from my song cycle On This Side of the World was performed by Shannon Ignatius at Curtain Up!: Berklee's Musical Theatre Writing & Orchestration Showcase in Boston, MA, with a full band arrangement by Jeri Sykes, music directed, by Chris Cho.

 

2014

August 15, 2014

"I Never Dreamed", inspired by the young activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, was performed by Patty Nieman in Broadway Sings for PKD, a benefit concert for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, at Joe's Pub in New York City. 

April 26, 2014

The Seeds of Abraham, a play by Angelica Cheri, started previews today at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn. It was an honor to be asked by Angelica to write and record the music for the play, and to have Casey O"Neil play trombone on the recording as well.

November 9 & 21, 2014

"I Never Dreamedwas performed by Gavyn Pickens at The Tank in New York City and Dominique Salerno at the American Conservatory Theatre's Costume Shop Theatre in San Fransisco as part of Big Thunder Productions'  #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice

April 2, 2014

"More Like You", co-written with Angelica Cheri at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, was featured in Curtain Up!: Berklee's Musical Theatre Writing & Orchestration Showcase in Boston, MA. The piece was orchestrated by Mike Moise, and featured Debo Ray playing a young Whitney Houston.

 
 

2013

June 20 to 30, 2013

"Memorized" and "Green Line Ride" were featured in Never Far From Home: Love Songs About Leaving, a four-person show put together from original songs. The show  produced and performed by The Cabaret Series at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA.

 

 

"Memorized" (video above) was called "gorgeous" and "feels like it was lifted directly from a Broadway musical" in a review by The Boston Globe; and "mesmerizing" in a review by BroadwayWorld.com. The show received glowing reviews from Boston Arts Review and Edge Boston as well. 

April 2, 2013

"Your Baby" was featured at Berklee Songwriters Night, performed by Justin Reeves.

March 11, 2013

"Memorized" was featured in Homebrew: A Celebration of New Music in Boston, produced and performed by The Cabaret Series at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA.

April 1, 2013

"Meine Kinder"co-written with David Molho, performed by Caitlin Gjerdrum and orchestrated by Forrest Gray, and "Green Line Ride", featuring Kelton Washington on lead vocals and orchestrated by Nico de Ferran, were featured in Curtain Up!: Berklee's Musical Theatre Writing & Orchestration Showcase in Boston, MA.

January 6, 2013

"Different Parts", written by me and arranged by Gianpaolo Eleriawas performed in Three in Sapporo: Songs from the South at the Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, Japan, by the Gaia Philharmonic Choir from Japan, the SYC Ensemble Singers from Singapore, and the Ateneo Chamber Singers from the Philippines. The piece was written and arranged specifically for the event and the performers, who requested a feel-good piece about togetherness and unity.