May 27, 2022




The Cultural Center of the Philippines


Recital Series Episode 7: May 27, 2022 | 8:00 PM

Streamed for FREE on the CCP YouTube Channel, and the CCP and PPO Facebook Pages

(Streamed every last Friday of the month, from November 2021 to June 2022)

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) Recital Series is a monthly online performance of standard classical repertoire by selected members of the PPO. This series highlights the different instruments of the orchestra in a recital format. Aside from educating audiences on classical music appreciation, the series is envisioned to make the aural and visual experience of classical music more accessible to everyone through online platforms.

The seventh episode of this series highlights the viola, the alto instrument of the violin family. The viola is characterized by its stately and dark timbre, which contrasts sharply with that of the violin, making it perfectly suited as the violin family’s middle voice. 

This episode’s featured performer is violist Ray Casey Concepcion, Assistant Principal of the PPO Viola Section. In 2007, Concepcion won First Prize in the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and participated in the Southeast Asia Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble as Assistant Concertmaster. He became its principal violist in 2008. He also served as the principal violist of the Manila Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2013. For this recital, Concepcion will perform pieces composed for the viola, which includes Paul Hindemith’s Viola Sonata Op. 11, No. 4 and Max Bruch’s Romanze Op. 85, with Mary Anne Espina on the piano.

Fri 05/27 12:00am