Sharon Cuneta is celebrating her 40th year in the business with a grand concert happening next month.

As the megastar celebrates her 40th year in show business, she launched the SharonCunetaNetwork as part of a year-long merrymaking that will climax in a grand, major concert My 40 Years, Sharon on Sept. 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The SharonCunetaNetwork officially synergizes her newest online platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

The SharonCunetaNetwork provides exclusive and original content on everything about the megastar and her projects (past, present, and future) in film, television, music, live performances, and endorsements.

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It will also peek into her colorful and inspiring personal life as a mother, wife, sister, and friend.

On Facebook, her newest official handle is SharonCunetaNetwork; on Twitter it’s @SharonCunetaNet; on Instagram it’s @SharonCunetaNetwork, and on YouTube, it’s Sharon Cuneta Network. 

These are all additional platforms that reinforce Sharon’s personal social media accounts which include her verified Sharon Cuneta Facebook Page with over one million followers; her @sharon_cuenta12 Twitter account with 1 million followers; and @reallysharoncuneta Instagram account with over 631,000 followers. 

All platforms in the SharonCunetaNetwork will carry her patented signature and it will be the official online source of all information and updates on the megastar, something that countless, loyal Sharonians will surely love and enjoy. These platforms will also further re-introduce Sharon and her amazing body of work that spans four decades to a new generation of fans who recognize and idolize her as one of the stellar judges of ABS-CBN’s top-rating singing and impersonation competition Your Face Sounds Familiar; as one of the powerhouse coaches of The Voice Of The Philippines in three of its successful seasons; as one of the stars of Star Cinema’s blockbuster hit, the romantic-comedy Unexpectedly Yours; and as a high profile endorser of such huge brands as McDonald’s, Petron and Magnolia Chicken 3-Way.

As an initial offering, the SharonCunetaNetwork will feature one-of-a-kind webisodes that document different facets of Sharon’s career and personal life. This includes her exciting on-going journey leading to the landmark event My 40 Years, Sharon –considered one of the most highly-anticipated and grandest musical and industry events of the year with Louie Ocampo, Mell Villena, and Ryan Cayabyab as musical directors with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera, Basil Valdez, and Gary Valenciano as her special guests. 

For tickets to My 40 Years, Sharon contact 552-7473, 815-1953, and TicketNet at 911-5555 or log on to 

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MPO counts 20

The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), one of the country’s premiere and most versatile orchestras, under the baton of its founder and music director Maestro Rodel Colmenar, ups the ante this year as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. 

The highlight of the celebration is a grand concert, MPO Opus 20: Trailblazing Music Excellence, featuring the country’s best in the classical and pop music scenes. It takes center stage on Sept. 1 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). 

All set to chronicle MPO’s trailblazing history of musical achievements in the last 20 years, the concert highlights the performances of special guests—US-based singer Lani Misalucha, world-acclaimed Filipino pianist Raul Sunico, premiere mixed-chorale ensemble the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers, and many other surprise guests. 

Maestro Colmenar is proud of MPO’s solid passion for music, the only reason that propels the orchestra to achieve the depth and breadth of musical excellence that it carries in its name. He says, “This concert will showcase our history. There is a wealth of memorable repertoire attached to every milestone in our colorful career and that is what we hope to bring to our audience during the night’s performance. We promise to give them a grand time as they walk down memory lane with us.”

The MPO has the distinction of pioneering innovative programs that seek to bring the orchestra closer to the communities “sustainably bridging the gap between diverse cultural perspectives and proving that music (in all forms) is a gift for all and not just for the chosen few.” The mission remains the same, Colmenar adds, “to bring classical music right to the heart of the Filipinos.” 

The 20th founding anniversary of MPO kicked off last year when the orchestra featured world-renowned Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu as a guest artist in its pre-anniversary classical performance at the CCP on June 17, 2017. After the Sept. 1 event, there will be more performances in 2018 lined up for MPO to commemorate its 20th year.

Founded in 1998, MPO to date has performed in more than 500 concerts and partnered with over a hundred companies in bringing music to the community. Some of the acclaimed productions they mounted featured the unrivalled local and international artists such as pianists Cecile Licad, Ingrid Sala Santa Maria, Aileen Chanco, Raul Sunico, well-known violinists Anastasia Chebotareva, Alexander Tumescu and Oscar Yatco, conductors Eduardo Browne, Mark Kadin, Dmitri Liss and Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, among others. 

MPO also takes in being a stalwart in Philippine musical theater productions staged at the New Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila like The Sound of Music, King and I, Cinderella, Noli Me Tangere, The Opera, Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical  Annie,  and currently Ang Huling El Bimbo. 

Tickets to MPO Opus 20: Trailblazing Music Excellence are available at TicketWorld Outlets and, (02) 891-9999. 

For inquiries, contact MPO office at 0917-5478787, 0917-576-2502, [email protected] or through our Instagram account, @manilaphilharmonic. 

Topics: SharonCunetaNetwork , My 40 Years , Sharon Cuneta , Manila Philharmonic Orchestra , Maestro Rodel Colmenar
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