MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra continues to render online performances through the MUSIC FOR HEALING: PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series to uplift the minds and hearts of Filipinos in the midst of the quarantine period. One of the three pocket concerts, namely, PPO IN YOUR WORKPLACE, will be streamed on November 20, 2020 at 8pm, Friday through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.
PPO IN YOUR WORKPLACE features “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente to be performed by an ensemble consisting of Ernani Pascual (French Horn), Glober Calambro and Melvin Miranda (Trumpet), Alejandro Fernandez (Trombone), Benedicto Dela Peret Jr. (Tuba) and Ederic Sampedro (Percussion), “Chiquilín de Bachín” by Astor Piazzolla to be played by Alfred Sanchez (Violin), “Por una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera to be interpreted by Edgardo Silangcruz (Flute), and “Choro from Pocket Grooves” by Gene Koshinski to be rendered by Frenvee Andra (Bassoon) and Elizalde Tolentino (Percussion).
The Music for Healing: PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series is an ongoing program of the PPO which can be viewed from the PPO FB page and the CCP YouTube as platforms. Initially intended as an online music offering to Filipinos who are recuperating in their beds either from hospitals or from their own homes as therapy to aid in their total healing, it also aims to accompany the whole family in coping with the pandemic situation and the frontliners who bravely provide their services to fellow countrymen in need.
PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series had its premiere on July 3, 2020, with 12 musical numbers in the playlist recorded by PPO musicians from their homes especially intended for the sick Filipinos under PPO by your Bedside program. The series offers two other programs, the PPO in the Workplace pocket concert and the PPO in your Living Room pocket concert.