Carlo Aquino stages first solo and pre-birthday show ‘LIWANAG in Concert’ this August 31
Ultimate 90s heartthrob Carlo Aquino, coming from box-office successes and well-received concerts with Matteo Guidicelli, is now ready to fully embrace his musical side with his much-awaited first solo and pre-birthday show, “Liwanag In Concert” this August 31 at the Music Museum.
Carlo will be shedding light to his passion for music by unveiling his musical memoir. This concert is under the direction of Frank Mamaril and the musical direction of musical genius Louie Ocampo.
“Nagsimula ako na tinuruan ako ng kapatid ko na mag-gitara ng right-handed, eh left handed ako so hirap na hirap ako. Tapos natuto ako sa kaliwa at dun nagumpisa ang lahat,” Carlo recalled.
Apart from his brother, Carlo shared that his father likewise paved the way for him to be exposed to other kinds of musical genres, more particularly to classic song. And since he’s been known for his appeal across all generations, Carlo assured that his concert’s repertoire, although personal, would have something for everyone.
“Gagawa ako ng maliliit ng fillers ng iba ko pang musical inspirations ko gaya ng boy groups and alternative and acoustic artists pati old hits,” he said, apart from ensuring that he will once again be playing the guitar as seen on his last concert series with Matteo Guidicelli.
“Meron kaming 5 to 6 days of rehearsal cause I’m planning to dance, which is a first for me,” he shyly said.
Hills & Dreams’ Marketing and Operations Director Vernice Soyangco singled out Carlo’s versatility as the main reason that made them decide to produce a separate show for him.
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“I think an artist who shares his journey to the people is an example of an artist promoting how everyone should look back to their roots and continue to spread motivation to others through the best medium and ability you have,” she said.
In keeping with his show’s title, Carlo hopes to spark the light of inspiration to remind his supporters to always seize the moment and to chase their dreams no matter how big and small they are—just like what he did.
“’Yun naman ang pinakaimportante talaga eh, mag-enjoy yung mga manonood at mag-enjoy ako as a performer, kasi hindi ko na nga alam kung ito naba ang first and last ko,” he said.
Carlo Aquino’s “Liwanag in Concert” is happening this August 31 at the Music Museum with Frank Lloyd Mamaril as director and Louie Ocampo as musical director.
Produced by Hills & Dreams, “Liwanag in Concert” is made possible by major sponsors Beautiderm, Luxent Hotel, Master Siomai and FLM Creatives, together with minor sponsors Fernandos’ Bakery, Sisters, Lungcare and Circulan.
For tickets just call Ticketworld at 02-891-999, Music Museum at 02-721-0635 and 721-6726 and Hills & Dreams at 0977-7818540.
Post-presscon interview with Carlo. He let us go personal with an update on his love life, dealing with the bashers, friendship with Angelica Panganiban, and upcoming movie project with Maine Mendoza