October 09, 2020


October 8, 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 Living Room will be streamed on October 9, 2020 at 8pm through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.

PPO in your Living Room features works by Andrew Lloyd Weber including Close Every Door (from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) to be performed by John Peter Bautista (Oboe), I Don’t Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar) to be interpreted by Ma. Angelica Uson (Violin), Excerpts from the Phantom of the Opera, arranged and  played by Adolfo Mendoza (Bassoon), and Cats  Overture (From Cats) to be rendered by Jose Carlo Tuazon (Violin), Berny Dulce Payte (Violin), Joven Aquisap (Viola), Giuseppe Diestro (Cello), Ariston Payte III (Contrabass), Hercules Santiago (Flute), Jayson Rivera (Clarinet), Frenvee Andra (Bassoon), Glober Calambro (Trumpet), Ricson Poonin (Trombone), Edward Paolo Talavera (Keyboard), Elizalde Tolentino (Drums), Aimee Mina–Dela Cruz (Percussion).

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.