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 August 21, 2020 at 8:00pm through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website.
PPO IN YOUR WORKPLACE features Louie Ocampo’s “Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin” to be played by Alfred Sanchez (Violin), Marius Villaroman (Pianist); George Canseco and Louie Ocampo’s “Nasaan Ka Man,” to be interpreted by bassoonists Adolfo Mendoza and Frenvee Andra; Ernani Cuenco’s “Nahan” (arr: by Ariel Sta. Ana) to be performed by Rosemarie Poblete (Flute) and Ma. Theresa Ibero (Cello); and Freddie Aguilar’s “Bulag, Pipi at Bingi” to be rendered by Ferdinand Dumlao (Viola).
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.