34th PPO CONCERT SEASON Timeless Classics, New Beginnings CONCERT V
34th PPO CONCERT SEASON
Timeless Classics, New Beginnings
Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Cultural Center of the Philippines
January 20, 2017 | 8:00PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
The PPO, with Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura conducting, welcomes the New Year with a selection of uplifting classical masterpieces that include Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time. Violinist Diomedes Saraza, Jr., who was the featured soloist in the Carnegie Hall debut of the PPO in June 2016, will dazzle audiences as he performs the many virtuosic passages of Mendelssohn’s concerto. Don’t miss this concert!
W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 28 in C
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
Joaquín Rodrigo Violin Concerto in E minor
Diomeded Saraza, Jr., violin
Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor
ABOUT THE SOLOIST:
DIOMEDES SARAZA, JR., violin
Born to a family of musicians, Diomedes B. Saraza, Jr. showed his interest in the violin at the age of three, with his father as first violin teacher. He took his formal lessons at the age of five at St. Scholastica’s College of Music, moving a year later to the much respected pedagogue, a Juilliard-trained violinist, Prof. Basilio Manalo and later on, to Prof. Arturo Molina of the Kiev Conservatory in Moscow.
At an early age, Saraza performed as a soloist of the Philippine Research for Developing Instrumental Soloists (PREDIS) and served as the concertmaster of the Children’s Orchestra in the Philippines. He soon became the youngest member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra II. At the age of 8, he became one of the selected delegates of the 45th year Suzuki Music Convention held in Tokyo, Japan. He had his debut recitals at the CCP and at the Pasig Music Festival. In 2002, he won first place in the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and later made his concert debut entitled “The Gift” at the CCP.
In the summer of 2005, he moved to New York to pursue violin studies at the Mannes The New School Preparatory Division under the tutelage of respected violin pedagogue, Dr. Chin Kim. In 2006, he joined the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and in 2007, he won the Friday-Woodmere Young Artist Competition in Hewlett, NY. In 2008, he won the Mannes Concerto Competition and and later that year, he became the concertmaster of the Mannes Philharmonic. In 2009, his chamber group, the Mannes Chamber Initiative, won the American Teacher's League Competition and was featured at Carnegie Hall in New York. Later that year, he had his homecoming concert in Manila entitled “Symphonic Virtuosity” with the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Christoph Poppen of the German Radio Philharmonic.
Today, Diomedes continues to perform extensively around Asia especially in the Philippines. He has performed in such respected venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Julia Richman Auditorium, and Paul Hall of the Juilliard School. He completed both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School where he was also awarded the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship and C.V. Starr Scholarship. In addition, he was recently admitted for Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University with full-tuition scholarship. Saraza was the featured soloist in the Carnegie Hall debut of the PPO in June, 2016.
[OC] Orchestra Center 1,500
[OS] Orchestra Side 1,200
[EOS] Extreme Orchestra Side 800
[BIC] Balcony I Center 500
[U. Box] Upper Box (6 tickets) 3,000
[L. Box] Lower Box (6 tickets) 7,200
[P. Box] Parterre Box (6 tickets) 9,000
20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel
50% Discount for Students
For reservation and other information, call 832-3706.