Lea Salonga at Malaysia, May 22-23


From May 21-24, I will be in Malaysia to play 3rd keyboard for Lea Salonga. It will be my first time to visit that country. I’m very excited to be playing for Lea again, and looking forward to the Malaysian food that a lot of my friends have raved about. I’m also looking forward to hanging out with the rest of the band, most of whom are also my colleagues at FILharmoniKA.

Gerard Salonga - Musical director/1st keyboard
Bond Samson - 2nd keyboard
Ria Osorio - 3rd keyboard
Ardie De Guzman - guitar
Joji Magadia - bass
Jorge San Jose - drums


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(photo and article taken from http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/5/7/nation/6207855&sec=nation)


KUALA LUMPUR: Award-winning international theatre actress and singer Lea Salonga (pic) makes her debut concert, An Evening With Lea Salonga, on May 22 and 23 at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here.
The Filipino singer and actress is best known for her musical roles inMiss Saigon, Les Miserables andFlower Drum Song. The 39-year-old is also recognised as the singing voice of Disney's animated roles - namely Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and Fa Mulan for both the Mulan movies.
An Evening With Lea Salonga is organised by R&B Productions Sdn Bhd and presented by Malaysia Airlines' Enrich in partnership with CIMB Bank. The performance on May 22 is exclusively for Enrich and CIMB Bank card members while the May 23 performance is open to the public.
“We are excited about Lea's inaugural concert in Malaysia. Lea has had an illustrious musical theatre career and has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Olivier Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Theatre Los Angeles Ovation Awards.
“Hopefully, she will be an inspiration for Malaysian youth who aspire to launch a career in theatre and acting,” said Rahmah Datuk Mahmood, director of R&B Productions Sdn Bhd, during the press conference here.
This year, Malaysia Airlines' Enrich celebrates its 10th anniversary. Salonga's concert is part of Enrich's Music Indulgence to reward its customers. In March, Enrich brought in contemporary R&B singer Babyface.
“The Enrich Music Indulgence is just one part of an exclusive series of activities supporting the airline's 10th anniversary celebrations,” said Malaysia Airlines corporate marketing and loyalty programme general manager Raja Datuk Nordiana Zainal Shah.
Tickets are priced at RM853, RM553, RM353, RM253 and RM153 and are available at Axcess ticketing online. Early bird tickets for May 22 are entitled up to 35% discount till May 15. Customers can get a 25% discount from May 16 onwards. Enrich and CIMB Bank card members can receive a 20% discount for May 23's performance. For details, call 03-7711 5000 or browse
aneveningwithleasalonga.com oraxcess.com.my.


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