The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, along with the Philippine Madrigal Singers et al, world-renowned Filipino Soprano Rachelle Gerodias, internationally-acclaimed Korean Baritone Byeong-In Park, and Music Director and Principal Conductor Olivier Ochanine, will give the Philippine premiere of one of the most loved requiems of all time – Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem" (A German Requiem). To complement the Philippine premiere will be the World Premiere of the winning Filipino composition in the 2015 PPO Composition Competition.
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTISTS:
PHILIPPINE MADRIGAL SINGERS ET AL
Prof. Andrea O. Veneracion, Founder
Mark Anthony A. Carpio, Choirmaster
The Philippine Madrigal Singers was organized in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. One of the world’s most warded choirs, it has consistently won all top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions. Now with the direction of Mark Anthony A. Carpio, the ensemble continues to perform classical music, Filipino and international folk songs, contemporary and avant-garde music, opera, and even popular music. Their specialization and focus on the madrigal idiom has inspired their unique set-up of singing while seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor.
MARIA RACHELLE GERODIAS, Soprano
Maria Rachelle Gerodias, “Ten Outstanding Young Men” and “The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service” awardee, is one of the Philippines’ most sought after singers, regularly performing to large audiences throughout the Philippines and abroad. Ms. Gerodias is also one of the country’s most award-winning sopranos, having won 1st Prize in the Civic Morning Musicals vocal Competition in Syracuse, New York and being in the Aliw awards Hall of Fame for Best Female Classical performer.
In October 2010, Ms. Gerodias joined an international cast of singers as she performed the lead role in a production of Il Barbieri di Siviglia for the Daegu International Opera Festival 2010 in South Korea, making her the first Filipina to perform at the Daegu Opera House. Some of her most recent operatic triumphs include performing the roles of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the CCP and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the 2012 Daegu International Opera Festival in Korea.
She can be heard on several CD recordings made with renowned Filipino international artists. She has recently released her first solo album on audio CD entitled “Philippine Art Songs” with Dr. Raul Sunco on the piano.
BYEONG-IN PARK, Baritone
Park Byeong-In was a finalist in both “Iris Adami Corradetti” and “Montserrat Caballe” singing competitions in 2008. He received a scholarship from SIAAA Foundation in Liechtenstein in 2009. Recently he became the winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition in 2013 and was awarded the role of Count Homonay in Johan Strauss’ operetta “The Gypsy Baron” at the Festival Schloss Rheinsberg and Staatstheater Braunschweig.
From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Park has worked as a guest soloist at the Graz Opera Theater singing the roles of Schaunard in La Boheme, Heerufer in Lohengrin and Peter in Hansel and Gretel.
In 2014 Mr. Park gave his debut performance in Singapore with the role of Guglielmo in Mozart’s comic opera, Cosi Fan Tutte at the Esplanade Theater. R. Park’s most recent performance was as a guest soloist of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in their Season Concert at the Hanoi Opera House.
Orchestra Center: P1,500
Orchestra Sides: P1,200
Extreme Orch. Sides: P800
Parterre Boxes: P1,500
Lower Boxes: P1,200
Upper Boxes: P800
Balcony I Center: P500
Balcony I Sides: P400
Balcony II: P300
20% discount for Senior Citizen, PWD, Government & Military Personnel
50% discount for Student with ID.
For ticket inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999
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