After taking a respite from music last year when she rediscovered her passion for the visual arts that culminated in the mounting of a solo exhibit, Kuh Ledesma returns to the concert scene in a big way by holding the show titled “Love Matters” on Valentine’s Day, at the grand ballroom inside the newly opened Crimson Hotel Filinvest City in Alabang, and with no less than Diamond Record awardee Jose Mari Chan as special guest performer.
In an interview with Kuh, she said that, indeed, “when it rains, it pours.” Calling this Valentine season her busiest yet with about seven other shows to be held in Subic, Pampanga, Davao and Lanao del Norte, the respected pop singer is also bent on recording a new album.
Kuh is the type of artist whose works are highly conceptualized. “Love Matters,” for one, answers the hypothetical question about what matters more between love and romance through a carefully crafted repertoire of both originals and covers that span decades.
“Love matters most because when there is love, there is life. Romance is just one of the benefits of a good relationship, and love should not just be a feeling but a choice – because feelings can fade,” she was quoted to have said.
Jose Mari Chan’s participation in the show will mean more well-loved ballads for the concertgoer given that his hits (e.g. “Can We Just Stop And Talk Awhile,” “Please Be Careful With My Heart,” “Beautiful Girl”) are already considered OPM classics. Add Kuh’s own hits including “Dito Ba,” “Help Me Forget,” “Till I Met You,” and more to the compendium, and it’s bound to be a romantic night.
Besides, he and Kuh have always had great rapport with her calling his depth and genius as that of an artist truly worthy of admiration and respect.
“Love Matters” is a production of ALV Events International. The concert also features R&B singer Kris Lawrence.