MUSIC FOR HEALING: PPO IN QUARANTINE POCKET CONCERT SERIES

July 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

July 16, 2020

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra renders online performances billed as MUSIC FOR HEALING: PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series to uplift the minds and hearts of Filipinos in the midst of the quarantine period. One of the three pocket concerts, namely, PPO in your Workplaces, will be streamed on July 17, 2020 at 8pm through the CCP Website.

The other two pocket concerts are PPO by your Bedside and PPO in your Living Room.   

PPO in your Workplaces features Dmitri Shostakovich’s Prelude from “The Gadfly”Gavotte from “The Ballet Suite no. 3: The Human Comedy”, and Polka from “The Ballet Suite no. 3: The Limpid Stream” to be performed by violinists Berny Dulce Payte and Jose Carlo Tuazon; Gene Koshinski‘s Pocket Grooves, II. Samai to be played by bassoonist Frenvee Andra and tambourine player Elizalde Tolentino; Merck’s Tattoo by B. Michael Williams to be rendered by tambourine player Elizalde Tolentino; and Ryan Cayabyab’s Nais ko to be interpreted by String Quintet players Dino Decena, Christian Tan, Rey Casey Concepcion, Giancarlo Gonzales, Rommel Cruz.

The Music for Healing: PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series is an ongoing program of the PPO for July and August which can be viewed from the PPO FB page and the CCP YouTube as platforms.  Initially intended as an online music offering to Filipinos who are recuperating in their beds either from hospitals or from their own homes as therapy to aid in their total healing, it also aims to accompany the whole family in coping with the pandemic situation and the frontliners who bravely provide their services to fellow countrymen in need.

PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series had its premiere on July 3, 2020, with 12 musical numbers in the playlist recorded from their homes especially intended for the sick Filipinos under PPO by your Bedside pocket.  The series continues to offer 4 numbers to be uploaded every Friday at 8pm under alternating pockets namely, PPO in the living room and PPO in the work place.