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 BY YOUR BEDSIDE, will be streamed on August 28, 2020 at 8pm, Friday through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.
PPO BY YOUR BEDSIDE features the following pieces, among them, “Nahan” by Ernani Cuenco, to be performed by trumpet player Glober Calambro; “Walay Angay” arranged by Col. Antonino Buenaventura to be played by Dino Decena (Violin), Christian Tan (Violin), Rey Casey Concepcion (Viola), Giancarlo Gonzales (Cello); “Saan Ka Man Naroroon” by Restie Umali and Levi Celerio to be rendered by flutist Edgardo Silangcruz; “Cavatina Op. no. 7” by Nicanor Abelardo and to be interpreted by violinist Dino Decena and pianist Jascha Decena.
The Music for Healing: PPO in Quarantine Pocket Concert Series is an ongoing program of the PPO for July and August 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.