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Socorro de Castro: News

Ladies' Night Concert @ Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA - December 27, 2011

Solo piano featuring Bay Are'a's top female pianists

Ladies' Night Concert - June 4, 2011

Socorro de Castro & Friends at PPCo. - October 10, 2010

Hey, friends, I'll be wrapping up the 3rd SF Filipino American Jazz Festival at Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland on October 15, Friday, 8 pm with special guests artists from local and abroad. Come by and be sure to say hi.

web: http://www.piedmontpiano.com

Musical Director - May 2, 2010

After recommending several people to direct the show, I still was asked to be the Musical Director at our alma mater's, College of the Holy Spirit, High School Grand Reunion Gala Show on July 24, 2010 at 8 pm in Burlingame. The event is part of the CHS North American Foundation Global Reunion on July 23-25, 2010 in SFO. I'm looking forward to it. Exciting!

This is Something New! - March 2, 2010

I will be the musical director to Jo Sharma's 60th Birthday Celebration/Musical Show on March 27, 2010, 8 pm in L.A., CA. Well, that's nothing new. But this is unique. You know how people celebrate events like birthdays, wedding, etc. with videos of them from the day they were born, childhood to the present? This time, Jo wanted something new, something unique! She wanted an actual portrayal of her life done in music and song. So like for example, the song she and husband, Ram, danced to on their 10th wedding anniversary was "New York, New York"; hence, she wants that song to be sung live on her birthday., etc., memorable events starting from when she was young to the present. It's a very unique concept. Her daughters are doing her life story and I'll do the music! How's that for something new, huh! Love it, I love the challenge! Let's go for it, okay. Are you with me? OKAY!!

At PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY - January 15, 2010

Catch me at the GRAND OPENING of PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY'S new store location at OAKLAND'S Uptown Arts & Entertainment District on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 4 pm. See you there!

2nd Annual SF Filipino-American Jazz Festival - July 25, 2009

Hey, I'll be performing Sat. Aug. 8 at the 2nd Annual SF Filipino-American Jazz Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens 12 noon. Be there, okay! See you all.

http://www.sfpinoyjazzfest.com

@ Piedmont Piano Co. - June 18, 2009

Hey, I'm playing jazz piano at Piedmont Piano Company's new store preview Thurs. 6/18/09, 4 pm. along with other bay area musicians headed by famous trumpeteer, Erik Jacobson and his band. Be there and see our new store, rather, a preview - newly bought building, renovations in progress, etc. but we're already excited to share what is to come when it's all done!

http://www.piedmontpiano.com/Webpages/NewUptownStore.html

New Instrumental Pop CD Single - April 7, 2009

My new instrumental cd single entitled "The Audacity of Hope" is now available on: cdbaby.com and iTunes.

http://www.cdbaby.com

http://www.myspace.com/socorrodecastro

New Instrumental Single Release - March 3, 2009

Announcing my new instrumental pop single entitled "The Audacity of Hope", in honor of the new President Barack Obama, to be released soon. I have so much respect and admiration for Obama, first Afro-American President of the most powerful country in the world! Wow!

Carolina in the Fall 2008 - October 1, 2008

Well, we, Norman and I, are on our way back to N.C. to join the world famous Kruger Brothers again in this year's Bluegrass Festival, Carolina in the Fall, and some of the country's bluegrass, american folk and country music legends this coming October 17-18 in North Carolina. http://www.carolinainthefall.com

The 3rd Philippine International Jazz Festival - February 28, 2008

Hey, I'm on my way to MNL to perform at the 3rd Philippine International Jazz Festival, a 16-day celebration set from February 29 to March 15. A truly international event, the festival features world-acclaimed jazz musicians, Lee Ritenour and Omar Sosa.

www.pijazz.com

The 2008 PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - December 13, 2007

Great news! I've been invited to the 3rd PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL in Manila for 2008. Details to follow.

"Carolina in the Fall" - September 15, 2007

Last year, Norman n I were invited to perform at the Bluegrass Festival in North Carolina called CAROLINA IN THE FALL. This year, due to popular demand, we've been invited back to play at this joyous musical festival this coming October. Great fun!

Westfield Center SF - July 16, 2007

Hey, have you been to Westfield Center downtown San Francisco? It's immense! And, guess what, I'll be having a solo piano gig there beginning this week. I've also been asked to be in charge of the musical activities in the shopping mall. Great gig, back to back, and side by side with Nordstrom SF! As you know, I also play piano at Nordstrom (i've been playing in several Nordstrom stores around the Bay Area for many years!) and it's right at Westfield Center! Come by and visit, okay. And be sure to say hi!

"Socorro" now on iTunes - October 15, 2006

Hey, friends, you can now download "Socorro" on iTunes. Now that's great, isn't it! Check it out.

PISTAHAN - August 9, 2006

I've just written the theme song for the PISTAHAN Parade and Festival to take place on August 12-13,2006 at the Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. It's light, up tempo beat. It's nice. I like it.

FWN PRODUCTION OF EVE ENSLER'S THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES - June 23, 2006

Friends, I will be the musical director of Filipina Women's Network English and Tagalog Production of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES showing for the first time in New York June 23, 2006 at the NYU Skirball Hall.  This is Eve Ensler's 10th anniversary of its award-winning show.

I've been musical director of the show in San Francisco's Herbst Theatre for the last 2 years. I'm very proud and humbled, at the same time, to be involved with a great cause to end domestic violence.

"SANDALWOOD" CD Launch in Manila - August 15, 2004

News! News!

Carmen "Pinky" Valdes' much-awaited christian/gospel cd entitled "Sandalwood" which Norman and I produced, will be launched in a concert at the Manila Peninsula Hotel Ballroom on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in celebration of Assumption Day, most appropriate for the occasion as Pinky Valdes came from Assumption Convent serving as high school principal for many years. One of the highlights of the day is a special presentation of the cd to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, one of the school's most renowned alumni. I will be flying to Manila shortly to join the "team" and be the musical director for the cd launch. Wish me luck, my friends!

http://www.sandal-wood.net

"Sandalwood" Project - July 31, 2003

After meeting with Carmen "Pinky" Valdes' and Nini Diaz on their upcoming christian/gospel CD project, SANDALWOOD. the project is now underway. It features Loudette Zaragosa Banson, Cicy Campbell, Marilen Liwag Reambillo and Joey Albert, one of Manila's superstars,Pinky's students at Assumption Convent and special guest, Cocoy Laurel, from "Ms. Saigon" fame. Norman and I are producing it. We're excited!

"Socorro" now at TOWER RECORDS in SF - May 5, 2003

Hey, guys, you can now buy my debut album, SOCORRO, at TOWER RECORDS in San Francisco. Let's keep going.

"Socorro" now on Amazon.com - November 29, 2002

Hey, my debut album, SOCORRO, is now available on amazon.com. How about that!

"Socorro" on cdbaby.com - November 11, 2002

Hi, everyone. I'm very happy and proud to announce the release of my debut album, SOCORRO. It's available on cdbaby.com. Check it out and be sure to get a copy, okay. Thanks, and hope you like it.

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