July 29, 2020


July 29, 2020

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra continues to render online performances through the 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 Workplace, will be streamed on July 31, 2020 at 8pm through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.

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

PPO in your Workplace features Prof. Teddy Bor’s “Bach at the Double” to be performed by Christian Tan (Violin), Gemma Bicaldo (Violin), Vincent Dela Cruz (Contrabass); John Williams’ “Cantina Band from Starwars” to be played by Rosemarie Poblete (Flute), Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Ernani Pascual (Horn), and Frenvee Andra (Bassoon); Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” arranged for Clarinet and Strings by Julio Domingo to be rendered by Jayson Rivera (Clarinet), Christian Tan (Violin), Berny Dulce Payte (Violin), Joy Allan De la Cruz (Viola), Gerry Graham Gonzales (Cello), Ariston Payte III (Contrabass); and Manuel Penella’s “El Gato Montes” (The Wild Cat) to be interpreted by bassoonists Adolfo Mendoza and Frenvee Andra.

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.