THE PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL
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
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.
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Festive Overture, op.96
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
Adagio di molto
Allegro, ma non tanto
Diomedes Saraza Jr., violin
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op.18
Cecile Licad, piano
Redentor Romero (1926-2001) Philippine Portraits
Olivier Ochanine, conductor
The program will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
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 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...
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...