PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 39th Season – Concert V “Fate”
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:
January 12, 2023 | 7:30 PM
CCP @ Samsung Performing Arts Theater
Elevate your senses with an enchanting evening of classical mastery as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, highlights timeless masterpieces from Johannes Brahms and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky for its 5th concert in its 39th Season.
Jerome Rose, hailed as “the Last Romantic of our own age” and one of America’s most distinguished pianists, takes center stage with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 in D minor, a powerful and expressive composition, showcasing rich orchestration and virtuosic piano passages. The concerto, completed in 1858, marked a significant work in Brahms’ career and is known for its dramatic and emotional intensity.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 Op.46 in F minor, nicknamed “Fatum” or “Fate,” is a striking piece that reflects his emotional struggles. The symphony explores themes of fate and features a memorable, recurring motif. Tchaikovsky’s use of orchestration and melodic richness contributes to the symphony’s enduring popularity.
Join us for an enchanting evening filled with the magic of classical masterpieces – an experience not to be missed!
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ABOUT THE PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is the country’s leading orchestra. It was established in 1973 as the CCP Philharmonic Orchestra, which was originally intended to accompany performing artists at the CCP Main Theater. In 1979, it was reorganized through the efforts of former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos together with Maestro Oscar C. Yatco. The PPO has since collaborated with renowned Filipino and foreign artists either as soloists or conductors. It continues to promote music appreciation among Filipinos through its regional outreach concerts and workshops. The PPO is now headed by its new Music Director and Principal Conductor, Maestro Grzegorz Nowak. Coinciding with its 39th concert season, the PPO is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR:
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Renowned Polish conductor Grzegorz Nowak, the new Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, brings a wealth of experience from his roles, including Permanent Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Formerly the music director of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (2017-2020) and conductor for orchestras across Poland, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA, Maestro Nowak’s international acclaim is underscored by over 80 award-winning and 5-star-rated CDs featuring orchestral music. His illustrious career, propelled by prestigious awards and performances alongside world-class soloists and singers, marks him as a sought-after and distinguished figure in the classical music realm.
ABOUT THE SOLOIST:
Jerome Rose, piano
Jerome Rose, acclaimed as “the Last Romantic of our own age” and a distinguished American pianist, has left an indelible mark on concert halls across five continents. His extensive discography on Medici Classics features critically acclaimed recordings of works by Liszt, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, and Brahms, showcasing his virtuosity and emotional depth. Not only celebrated for his performances, Rose has held prestigious roles, including Artistic Director and Founder/Director of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival.
Beyond his musical achievements, Rose’s influence extends globally. Awarded the Franz Liszt Medal, he organized the comprehensive Liszt Centennial Celebration in Washington D.C. and served as the Artistic Director of the International Festival of the Romantics in London. Rose’s legacy is defined not only by his exceptional artistry but also by his commitment to music education, reflected in his role as a faculty member at the Mannes School of Music and his involvement in international competitions and festivals.