PPO’s fun and informative “musical instrument petting zoo” goes virtual!


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines


To be streamed online


June 21, 2020 – The Violin with Christian D. Tan

June 28, 2020 – The Cello with Giancarlo Castrillo Gonzales and Guiseppe Andre Diestro

July 5, 2020 – The Oboe with John Peter Bautista

July 12, 2020 – The Trombone with Ricson Poonin

July 19, 2020 – TBA

July 26, 2020 – TBA

Streamed Live via the PPO Facebook page every Sunday at 4:00PM starting June 21, 2020


The Musical Instruments Appreciation Series for Children and Families, a virtual “instruments petting zoo” will be held on Sundays aims to promote the appreciation for the individual instruments of the orchestra. An offshoot of “Tricks and Musical Treats, a PPO Family Concert,” an annual concert for children and families, this virtual musical playground focuses on a different instrument every Sunday. Each session in the series will feature one to two PPO members who will show and tell online audiences interesting nuggets of information about his/her musical instrument. Each session will tackle playing techniques, characteristics of the musical instrument. The featured orchestra member will also perform short popular and classical pieces to delight the audience. 

This year, the “instruments petting zoo” will be held every Sunday at 4:00 PM starting on June 21.  Its maiden session will focus on the violin with featured PPO violinist Christian Tan. Each session will be introduced by Maestro Hermie Ranera, PPO Associate Conductor, as he talks about the four families of instruments – the strings, the winds, the brasses and the percussion instruments. The program is open to the public via Facebook live through the PPO Facebook page.