PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 39th SEASON CONCERT VI “Polish Paladins”
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:
February 9, 2023 | 7:30 PM
CCP @ Samsung Performing Arts Theater
Experience an enchanting evening of music that transcends time and captivates the soul, as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, performs classical masterpieces.
Celebrated and prize-winning pianist Roustem Saitkoulov takes center stage for the evening’s highlight – Frédéric Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor” – masterpiece for piano and orchestra that blends emotional depth with technical brilliance. The concerto’s three movements showcase Chopin’s signature lyricism and harmonic richness. With its passionate first movement, tender second movement, and lively rondo finale, the F Minor Concerto is a captivating journey through the expressive world of one of classical music’s most beloved composers. Composed in 1829, this concerto remains a beloved and significant contribution to the piano repertoire, reflecting Chopin’s unique voice within the Romantic era.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of an unforgettable night of classical mastery!
Karol Kurpinski: Two Cottages (Two Huts)
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto, no. 2, op.21, F minor
I N T E R M I S S I ON
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz : Returning Waves op.9
Stanislaw Moniuszko: The Fairy Tale Overture (Bajka)
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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:
Roustem Saitkoulov, piano
Born in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan), Roustem Saitkoulov, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the University of Music in Munich, has achieved acclaim as a prize-winner at numerous international competitions, including the Rome Piano Competition and Grand Prix of the Montecarlo World Piano-Masters in 2003. His impressive repertoire has led to performances with esteemed orchestras worldwide, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Prague Symphony Orchestra. Saitkoulov’s global concert tours, often with the St-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, have taken him to prestigious venues across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. A fixture in renowned festivals, including Montreux, Yokohama, and Edinburgh, he has recorded solo piano albums for EMI Classics and Dinemec Classics, showcasing his exceptional talent and garnering critical acclaim. Notable recordings include Chopin Piano Concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Shostakovich Concerto No. 1, reflecting his dedication to both classical and contemporary repertoire.