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Renowned Chinese pianist Claudia Yang opens the PPO Season. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP

PPO’s 2015-2016 concert season opens Sept. 11 with pianist Claudia Yang

Renowned Chinese pianist Claudia Yang opens the PPO Season. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP
Renowned Malaysian pianist Claudia Yang opens the PPO Season. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2015-2016 Concert Season billed as Reveries under the baton of its Music Director, Olivier Ochanine.

Maestro Ochanine opens the season on September 11 with Malaysian pianist Claudia Yang as guest artist, who is recognized and esteemed by the world renowned Chinese magazine, “China Voice” of New York, as “The Global Chinese of the Year 1999. The concert also features “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Chopin and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 10.”

German conductor Henrik Schaefer leads the Orchestra on October 9, performing the music of Emilie Mayer’s Ouverture to Faust Op.46, Mozart’s Symphony No.40 and Schumann’s Symphony No.3.

On November 3, the PPO features a prominent French hornist in collaboration with Maestro Olivier Ochanine. The work and soloist will be announced shortly. Program also includes Poulenc’s “Les Biches” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 “Scottish”.

The Orchestra performs with Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura on December 8 featuring Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture,” Faure’s “Pelleas et Mélisande Suite” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No.2 Little Russian”.

On January 22, 2016, the PPO performs with Japanese conductor Tetsuji Honna. Program includes Haydn’s Symphony No.94 and Beethoven’s monumental and memorable Symphony No 3, “Eroica”.

PPO maestro Olivier Ochanine.
PPO maestro Olivier Ochanine.

Maestro Olivier Ochanine returns with guest artists soprano Denise Beck and baritone Thomas Sturm on February 19. The program is part of The Carl Nielsen Project and features Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture, some of Nielsen’s most beloved songs and Nielsen’s Symphony No.3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”.

Soprano Rachelle Gerodias.
Soprano Rachelle Gerodias.

Soprano Rachelle Gerodias and Korean baritone Byeong In Park perform with Maestro Ochanine and the PPO on March 18, also featuring the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

The program showcases the winner of the 2015 Composition Competition (announced by December) and features the Philippine premiere of Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem.”

American violinist Odin Rathnam.
American violinist Odin Rathnam.

Maestro Olivier Ochanine leads the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in its concert season ending on April 22, 2016 with American violinist Odin Rathnam.

Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura.
Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura.

The evening’s concert program features an eclectic and exciting programme with Nielsen’s “Violin Concerto,” Massenet’s “Scenes de Feeries,” Enesco’s “Romanian Rhapsody No.1” and Ginastera’s “Estancia Ballet Suite.”

Conductor Henrik Schaefer.
Conductor Henrik Schaefer.

All concerts will be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8:00 pm.

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The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.