FRESH from its jam-packed outreach concerts in Davao City and the province of Antique, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will share the gift of music this holiday season with free concerts, featuring classic pieces, popular songs, and all-time favorite Christmas carols.
The Philippine premiere orchestra will bring holiday cheer to the students, faculty members and visitors of the University of the Philippines-Diliman on December 8, at the Quezon Hall Amphitheater at 7pm. The concert is in cooperation with the University of the Philippines, led by its president Danilo Concepcion.
Dubbed “Pamaskong Handog ng UP,” the live orchestra concert will be conducted by PPO resident conductor Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. The concert will also feature guest performers such as mezzo soprano Jai S. Aracama, UP Cherubim and Seraphim, UP Concert Chorus, UP Singing Ambassadors, UP Staff Chorale and UP Chorus Classes.
On December 18, at 6pm, the PPO will bring the excitement of live orchestra music to the men in uniforms at the Lapu-Lapu Grand Hall in Camp Aguinaldo. The free concert is in partnership with the Department of National Defense, led by Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
The PPO continues its outreach program in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on December 20, through the support of the local government headed by Mayor Nestor Alvarez. It will be followed by its annual charity concert at the Philippine General Hospital on January 23, 2019.
More than just continuing its mandate to promote music appreciation throughout the country, the resident orchestra company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines aims to provide world-class performance of diverse, yet accessible classical musical entertainment that enriches different audiences, the Filipino communities, and the orchestra itself.