THE PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL

 

PRESENTED BY:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines 

in cooperation with

Philippine Airlines, Smart Infinity and Rustans

with the support of

One Meralco Foundation, PLDT Smart Foundation, Federal Land, Metrobank,

Ayala Corporation and Ayala Land, Inc.

Line Producer: Philipppine Disaster Relief Corporation, Inc.

Local Event Manager: event4good

 
 

DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:

June 18, 2016 | 8:00 PM

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

New York City, New York,

United States of America

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), the country’s leading professional orchestra, undertakes a historic project this June by traveling to the United States and performing at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time. Spearheaded by Music Director/Principal Conductor Olivier Ochanine, the concert also features pianist Cecile Licad and violinist Diomedes Saraza, both internationally-acclaimed Filipino musicians. Licad has performed with the world's best orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and London Symphony, among many others, while Saraza recently graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC, and is currently pursuing further studies at Yale University in Cambridge.

 

The PPO Carnegie Hall concert aims to bring pride to the multitudes of Filipinos living on both coasts of the country and to celebrate the Filipino spirit through music. Proceeds from the concert will go to a housing project of the Philippine Disaster Relief Corporation, Inc. in Tacloban for typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) victims.  

 
 
 
 

PROGRAM:

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)            Festive Overture, op.96

 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                      Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

                                                                        Allegro moderato

                                                                        Adagio di molto

                                                                        Allegro, ma non tanto

 

Diomedes Saraza Jr., violin

 

INTERMISSION

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)           Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op.18

                                                                        Moderato

                                                                        Adagio sostenuto

                                                                        Allegro scherzando

 

Cecile Licad, piano

 

Redentor Romero (1926-2001)                Philippine Portraits

 

Olivier Ochanine, conductor

Event Duration:

The program will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission. 

 
 
 
 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

 

OLIVIER OCHANINE

conductor

Olivier Ochanine is the 1st Prize Winner of the 2015 Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition in Budapest, Hungary, in which he surpassed nearly 120 other conductors from 23 countries; the prize leads to further performances in Europe.  In addition, he is winner of the prestigious The American Prize (2015) in the Professional Orchestra Conducting division.  Olivier is also 2nd Prize Winner in the 2015 London Classical Soloists International Conducting Competition, where he conducted the orchestra in various Beethoven symphonies.   read more...

  

 

CECILE LICAD

piano

Cecile Buencamino Licad was born to a prestigious musical family in the Philippines. Her grand-uncle, Francisco Buencamino, was well known as a pianist and composer. Her mother Rosario “Charing” Buencamino Licad was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher. Cecile’s aunts, Nanet Buencamino Sinco and Pilar Buencamino Larracas were also pianists. She also has cousins who are active in music in the Philippines.     read more...

 

DIOMEDES SARAZA

violin  

 

Born to a family of musicians, Diomedes B. Saraza, Jr. showed his interest in the violin at the age of three.  Diomedes’ father became his first violin teacher. He took his formal lessons at the age of five at St. Scholastica’s College of Music in the Philipines. After a year, he moved to the much respected pedagogue, a Julliard-trained violinist, Prof. Basilio Manalo and later on, to Prof. Arturo Molina of the Kiev Conservatory in Moscow.  read more...

 

 
 

TICKET INFORMATION:

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