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Culture Hit List: Philharmonic Orchestra's Christmas Concert

You can always count on the PPO to usher in the Christmas cheer.
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PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

WHEN TO GO: December 16, 8 p.m.; January 20, 8 p.m. Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay; 832.1124; culturalcenter.gov.ph.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: With the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming concerts you can count down to Christmas on a high note and then start the year off with a musical bang.

WHAT TO CHECK OUT: On December 16, long-time PPO associate conductor Herminigildo Ranera wields the baton for a program featuring the overture from Franz von Suppe’s Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna; Antonino Buenaventura’s Concert for Bassoon and Orchestra in F minor Op. 87; and Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor. If Suppe’s piece doesn’t seem familiar, you might actually have heard it before. In an old Bugs Bunny cartoon, the classical music-loving rabbit (he once played Chopin’s Minute Waltz perfectly) conducted a performance of the piece. For the PPO’s concert, bassoonist Adolfo O. Mendoza is in the spotlight as the featured soloist. On January 20, PPO principal conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura returns to the podium. The evening’s program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. U.S.-based violinist Diomedes Saraza Jr., who performed brilliantly alongside Cecile Licad at the PPO’s Carnegie Hall performance in June 2016, can expect a warm welcome from Manila audiences as he tackles this concert’s solo violin parts. 


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