January 27, 2023

PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 38th Concert Season – Series V

Metropolitan Theater

PRESENTED BY:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines

DATE/TIME/VENUE:

January 27, 2023 | 8:00 PM | CCP at the Metropolitan Theater

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The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s (PPO) 38th concert season, “Metamorphosis,” sets the stage for the search for its new Music Director and features international guest soloists and renowned Filipino artists that promise a delightful and uplifting classical music experience.

The fifth series concert features Japanese-American conductor Maestro Shizuo Kuwahara, one of the conductors shortlisted for the Music Director position.  Kuwahara is the First Prize winner of the prestigious Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition in Frankfurt, Germany and principal guest conductor of The Mariinsky Theatre, Russia. Kuwahara has led performances throughout Europe, North & South America, and Asia.   He was also an assistant and cover conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and Orchestra de Paris.

The featured soloist for this concert is Filipino pianist Albert Tiu.  Born in Cebu, Philippines, Tiu has been called “an artist of uncommon abilities” by American Record Guide. Recently promoted to Head of Piano Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, Professor Tiu studied with Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School, with Michael Lewin at Boston Conservatory, and with Nita Abrogar-Quinto and Nelly Castro in the Philippines. A recipient of Juilliard’s William Petschek Award and a prizewinner of competitions in Calgary (Honens), Helsinki (Maj Lind) and Santander (Paloma O’Shea), he won the First Prize and two concerto prizes in the 1996 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa.

PROGRAM:

Antonino  Buenaventura                     Mindanao Sketches

Alexander Borodin                              Polovtsian  Dances

Sergei Prokofiev                     Piano Concerto no.1, Op.10

Albert Tiu, piano

Igor Stravinsky                        Firebird Suite (1919)

Shizuo Kuwahara, conductor

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

TICKET INFORMATION:

Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

[OC] Orchestra Center         1,500

[OS] Orchestra Side                 1,200

[BC] Balcony Center                800

[BS] Balcony Side                       500

Discounts:

50% for Students

20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel, and Athletes

For ticket inquiries:

Call the CCP Box Office at 8832-1125 local 2299 or

Visit https://premier.ticketworld.com.ph/

Group Discounts are also available. For more information, please email salesandpromotions@culturalcenter.gov.ph

ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR: Shizuo Z. Kuwahara

ABOUT THE SOLOIST: Albert Tiu

Fri 01/27 8:00pm