PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA “SWITCH” – PPO 39th Concert Season Series I
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:
September 15, 2023 | 7:30 PM
CCP @ the Samsung Performing Arts Theater
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), the country’s premier orchestra, returns to the concert hall for live performances on its 39th season. With the theme “Switch,” the series of season concerts sets the stage for its new Music Director and Principal Conductor, Maestro Grzegorz Nowak. The PPO also ‘switches’ venues as it moves to its temporary home at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, while the CCP is undergoing rehabilitation. It will showcase an outstanding roster of international guest soloists and renowned Filipino artists that promise a delightful and uplifting classical music experience.
PPO’s 39th Concert Season opens with “Roman Carnival,” to be conducted by Maestro Nowak. The program includes the title piece “Roman Carnival” by Hector Belioz, “Pini di Roma” by Ottorino Resphigi, and “Piano Concerto op.16 in A minor” by Edvard Grieg. The featured soloist for this concert is pianist Mark Bebbington. He is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter of British piano music, and has more than thirty admired recordings to his name.
|Orchestra Center||Php 3,000||Php 14,400||Php 9,000|
|Orchestra Sides||Php 2,000||Php 9,600||Php 6,000|
|Loge Center||Php 2,500||Php 12,000||Php 7,500|
|Loge Sides||Php 1,500||Php 7,200||Php 4,500|
|Balcony I||Php 800|
|Balcony II||Php 500|
50% for Students
20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel, and Athletes
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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
Polish conductor Grzegorz Nowak is the new Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. A much-sought-after conductor with a long career in opera and concerts, Maestro Nowak is a highly-esteemed Permanent Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He was the music director of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Poland, from 2017 to 2020, and other orchestras in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. For years, he was able to record orchestral music in over 80 CDs that have received awards and 5-star ratings.
Grzegorz Nowak’s career propelled to international level after he won various prestigious awards and prizes. He has performed alongside many of the most widely respected soloists of our time, including Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman, Nigel Kennedy, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gil Shaham and Krystian Zimerman, and has worked with such singers as Janet Baker, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Gwyneth Jones, Sherrill Milnes and Anja Silja.
ABOUT THE SOLOIST
MARK BEBBINGTON, piano
Mark Bebbington is fast gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s most strikingly individual pianists. (“Bebbington is without doubt one of Britain’s finest pianists” – Michel Fleury in Classica). He is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter of British piano music, and has more than thirty admired recordings to his name. Mark’s programming demonstrates a commitment to the music of our time and he regularly includes contemporary composers as diverse as Takemitsu, Julian Anderson, John McCabe, David Matthews, Pierre Boulez and Elliot Carter in his recital series.