Pre-Valentine concert pushes the romance

JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE and Christian Bautista

AS AN early Valentine’s treat singers Julie Anne San Jose and Christian Bautista are set to serenade Urdaneta City in Pangasinan on Feb. 8 with the concert Sweetheart and the Balladeer (Fun Night Only).

This is the third stop of the concert series following sold-out shows in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City last year.

The pre-Valentine concert will bring fun and music on stage through “medleys and performances that express different stories about love,” according to a press release.

“It’s always been a wonderful experience performing for our Kapuso in different parts of the Philippines and abroad. We just want everyone to have fun. That has always been our goal so this concert’s repertoire will revolve around love songs, and songs that inspire because that’s what we want the audience to feel,” Ms. San Jose was quoted as saying in the release.

“Kapuso” is what GMA Network calls it viewers and fans.

The duo will be joined on stage by actress Kyline Alcantara and comedians Donita Nose and Super Tekla.

“It’s a challenge to show something new in every concert but I am very lucky to be performing once again with these amazing artists. We have more surprises in store for all. Julie and I have performed together several times so we’ve already built that rapport. I believe [Donita Nose and Super Tekla] will up their game while Kyline, we’ve seen her grow as a performer, so expect nothing less as we all celebrate the month of love and GMA’s 70th anniversary,” Mr. Bautista said.

The comedic duo will poke fun at today’s dating trends and their own experiences with the joys and pains of being in a relationship.

The concert will be directed by Paolo Valenciano and is a joint project of GMA Regional TV and the GMA Entertainment Group.

“For this leg [of the concert tour], we also want the younger generation to be able to get up close with them, that’s why we made our tickets very affordable for them. We invite everyone to fall in love and laugh with us this Feb. 8,” GMA Regional TV Vice-President and Head Oliver Amoroso was quoted as saying in the press release.

The concert will be held at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Center in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. Tickets are available at GMA Dagupan Station, all Addessa outlets in Pangasinan, all TicketWorld outlets, or online via TicketWorld. Ticket prices range from P300 to P2,000. — ZBC