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 Living Room, will be streamed on October 23, 2020 at 8pm through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.
PPO in your Living Room features Filipino music such as “Forevermore” by Side A to be performed by Michael Del Rosario (Violin), Sammy Caluwa (Piano); “Sana’y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan” by Willy Cruz and arranged by Derrick Atangan to be rendered by John Peter Bautista (Oboe), Adolfo Mendoza (Bassoon), “Tuwing Umuulan” by Ryan Cayabyab to be played by Ferdinand Dumlao (Viola) and “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok ko” by Rey Valera to be interpreted by Hernan Manalastas (Clarinet).
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 from their homes especially intended for the sick Filipinos under PPO by your Bedside pocket. The series continues to offer 4 numbers to be uploaded every Friday at 8pm under alternating pockets namely, PPO in the living room and PPO in the work place.