PPO SUNSETS AT MAKILING 2018

 

PRESENTED BY:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines 

 

DATE/TIME/VENUE:

May 5, 2018 | 5:00 PM

Tanghalang Maria Makiling, National Arts Center

Los Baños, Laguna

 

DESCRIPTION:

PPO Sunsets at Makiling is one of the CCP’s flagship outreach programs in the arts that bring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to audiences in Los Baños and other cities and towns outside Laguna for a rare experience of live orchestral music. Now in its fifth year, the concert features a vast array of light classical works written by the great masters, as well as “pops” music genre arranged for the symphony orchestra. This year PPO Sunsets highlights outstanding female soloists that include New York-trained harpist Jane Banta, young trumpet virtouso Rhoxene Octaviano from the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) and NAMCYA 2012 Solo Rondalla Champion (banduria) Nikki Zen Obmasca.

 

Set in the beautiful backdrop of sunset in the mountains and with a comfortable “picnic setting,” audiences can bring food and refreshments. Bring your picnic baskets and your pets and enjoy the sunset at the mountaintop venue as the country’s premier orchestra serenades you classical strains and well-loved melodies!

 

ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR:

D:\2017 DOCS\2017 PRODUCTIONS\PPO SUNSETS AT MAKILING 2017\PHOTO.Hermie Ranera.jpgHERMINIGILDO G. RANERA, conductor

 

Hailed for his authoritative, articulate and soulful conducting, Herminigildo G. Ranera possesses a rare musical combination as a conductor, composer, arranger, performer and educator. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Master of Music Degree in Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado (with the Dean’s Citation for Graduate Excellence and National Graduate Award) and Doctor of Philosophy major in Educational Management from Cagayan State University.  A multi-awarded performer, he was a three-time prize-winner of the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

 

His conducting mentors include Bernardino Custodio Duilio Dubrin, Kenneth Singleton, David Mackenzie, and Redentor Romero, among other international educators. As an orchestral conductor, he has led the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, California State University Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Chia-Yi Wind Orchestra, San Miguel Philharmonic, Manila Philharmonic, the UST Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra in Club, Romania. Various international and local artists have performed under his baton, including Alexander Tomescu, Tian Jiang, Maki Hirasawa, Theo Mertens, Zoltan Szabo, Nena Del Rosario-Villanueva, Fr. Manuel P. Maramba, Leonor Kilayko, Reynaldo Reyes, Rowena Arrieta and Raul M. Sunico.

 

Ranera is presently teaching at the UST Conservatory of Music, where he is the conductor of the UST Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Band. Aside from leading many symphonic bands, he is also Associate conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the nation’s leading orchestra.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

FREE! (Open to the Public)

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Jeepneys to NAC will be stationed in front of D.L. Umali Hall and will be available from 2:00 PM onwards on the day of the concert.

Fare: Php 50 (one way)