THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs in a live outdoor concert at the Manila Central Post Office on December 3, 2021 at 6pm. The event is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost).
Billed as PPO at PPO (Philippine Post Office), the concert is part of the Outreach Program of the CCP Office of the President whose mission is to bring the arts closer to the people.
Joining the PPO in its special concert are The Nightingales and young soprano Alexa Kaufman. The said event is the first live performance of the PPO and one of the upcoming Christmas offerings of the CCP.
Established in 1973 as an accompaniment for the performing artists at the CCP Theater, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra has become the country’s leading orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region. It has performed with world’s renowned conductors including Mendi Rodan, Piero Gamba, Enrique Batis, Sebastian Bereau and Nicholas Koch, as well as performed with the best foreign and Filipino artists such as Van Cliburn, Renata Tebaldi, Judith Engel, Anthony Camden, David Benoit, Cecile Licad, Raul Sunico and Lea Salonga.
The PPO has toured Europe in 2001 and has participated in the Asia Orchestra Week in September 2002 held at the Tokyo Opera City Hall upon the invitation of the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras. It has performed at Bangkok’s National Theater in September 2004 upon the invitation of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vandhana of Thailand. In June 2016, PPO made history when it became the first Filipino orchestra to perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In view of the safety of the audiences, strict health and safety protocols will be implemented during the event as well.
For more information, visit the CCP website www.culturalcenter.gov.ph or follow the official CCP and PPO Facebook pages.