Jesse Lucas is a multi-awarded composer of music for film, television, theater and dance. He studied composition at the University of the Philippines’ College of Music. Fine examples of his work have been adapted by some of the premiere theater and ballet groups of the country, namely: Tanghalang Pilipino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dulaang UP, Dramatis Personae, Gantimpala Theater Foundation, Ballet Philippines and the Philippine Ballet Theater. His awards include GAWAD URIAN, YOUNG CRITICS CIRCLE, STAR, FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Science), GAWAD TANGLAW and ALIW. He won Best Music at the 2005 Screamfest International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. In 2010, he was elevated to the FAMAS Hall of Fame for Best Music.
Joining Jesse are his dearest friends in the industry – Irma Adlawan, Liesl Batucan, Kakai Bautista, Roeder Camanag, Shiela Francisco, Al Gatmaitan, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Camille Lopez-Molina, Banaue Miclat-Janssen, Ayen Munji-Laurel, Rica L. Nepomuceno, Tex Ordoñez, Bodjie Pascua, Sweet Plantado, Pillowcase, Jun-Jun Quintana, Valenzuela City Center for the Performing Arts and the Philippine Ballet Theatre.
Sandino Martin and Jun-jun Quintana will perform Awit ng Hiling from the rock musical “Junto Al Pasig” (Lucas – Jeffrey Camañag Collaboration) Liesl Batucan and Roeder Camañag will sing some of Jesse’s earliest works.
Kakai Bautista will perform a showstopper mashup – highlights from the musicals “Urbana at Felisa”, “Quiapo”, GTF’s “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella.”
Irma Adlwan sings “Sa Kanyang Piling” – the theme song from her film “Sa North Diversion Road” (Lucas – Dennis Marasigan Collaboration)
A pop song collaboration with Jose Javier Reyes – “Kung Bakit” will also be performed.
Shiela Francisco, Franco Laurel and Sweet Plantado will perform a suite from “1898 Ang Pagpatay Kay Luna” – a contemporary opera/musical of Tanghalang Pilipino (Lucas-Nonon Padilla-Paul Dumol Collaboration)
Ballet excerpts from “Chanted Journeys” (Pax de deux) and “Darangen ni Bantugen” by the Philippine Ballet Theater along with soprano Camille Lopez-Molina will also be performed.
“Tawag” will be performed by Banaue Miclat-Janssen (Lucas – Maningning Miclat collaboration)
“A Mi Retiro” – an art song collaboration with Floy Quintos, will be performed by sopranos Camille Lopez-Molina, Rica Nepomuceno and Tenor Al Gatmaitan.
Love songs suite from the musicals “Darna”; “Daan ng Krus”; and “Sandosesang Sapatos” will be performed by Tex Ordoñez, Bodjie Pascua and Ayen Munji-Laurel.
FULL RANGE – The Music of Jessie Lucas will take the center stage on August 20, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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Source: Toots Tolentino