September 10, 2020


September 10, 2020

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo continues with its live online program as it features PPO associate conductor Herminigildo G. Ranera on Sunday, September 13, at 4pm via the PPO Facebook page.

Ranera will talk about Basic Conducting in the instrument petting zoo session.

A multi-awarded performer, Ranera was a two-time prize winner of the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 1982 and 1983 as a performer in trombone and baritone categories.  He was a prize winner of the 1983 League of Filipino Composers Competition for Young Composers, collaborating with fellow composer, Fr. Manuel P. Maramba, O.S.B. for the various productions of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

As an orchestra conductor, he has led the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, CSULB Symphony Orchestra, Chia-yi Wind Orchestra and the UST Symphony Orcehstra, as well as the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra in Club, Romania with international and local artists such as Alexander Tomescu, Tian Jiang, Maki Hirasawa, Theo Mertens, Zoltan Szabo, Nena Del Rosario-Villanueva, Fr. Manuel Maramba, Leonor Kilayko, Reynaldo Reyes, Rowena Arrieta and Raul M. Sunico.

He has been invited as guest lecturer, resident composer and guest conductor in Asia and the United States.  He is affiliated with the Conductor's Guild International and the Asia-Pacific Band Directors Association.

Presently teaching at the UST Conservatory of Music, Ranera is the conductor of the UST Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra.  In 2003, he was chosen as a Dangal Awardee (most outstanding faculty), Performing Arts Category by the University of Santo Tomas and the 2006 Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Awardee for Music given by the City of Manila.  He is currently the associate conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

A project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the instrument petting zoo aims to promote appreciation for musical instruments of the orchestra and its music among children and families.  It is held every Sunday at 4pm, and runs for several months.

Catch the Musical Instruments Appreciation Series on the official PPO Facebook page.