Olivier Ochanine's final PPO season concert as music director features Odin Rathnam | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Outgoing PPO music director Olivier Ochanine. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP
Outgoing PPO music director Olivier Ochanine. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP
Outgoing PPO music director Olivier Ochanine. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP

Outgoing music director Olivier Ochanine features a thrilling line-up of orchestral music with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in its concert season ending on April 22.


The concert features American violinist Odin Rathnam as guest soloist on the Korngold Violin Concerto at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8 pm.


The evening’s concert program also features Massenet’s “Scènes de Féerie,” Enesco’s “Romanian Rhapsody No.1” and Ginastera’s “Estancia Ballet Suite.”  The “Ginastera suite” will be a preview of the Carnegie Hall performance by the Philippine Philharmonic which Ochanine has put together for June 18.


Ochanine has been Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic since April 2010, when he took the helm as the youngest Music Director at the age of 30.


Under his leadership, the orchestra has repeatedly brought to Manila audiences new listening experiences with countless Philippine premieres. With the upcoming tour, Ochanine hopes that the PPO can bring national pride to the multitudes of Filipinos on both US coasts who will get to witness the historic first performance by a Filipino orchestra in the country.


Odin Rathnam last performed with the PPO when Ochanine invited him to present the Brahms “Violin Concerto.”  At the age of 15, Odin Rathnam himself performed as a soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall.


He performed at many major European and American festivals including the Algarve International Music Festival in Portugal, Denmark’s Tivoli and Vendsyssel Festivals.


American violinist Odin Rathnam. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP
American violinist Odin Rathnam. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/CCP

He has also performed with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, The Colombian National Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, to name a few. Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, he has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation.


He has received unanimous praise from critics and audiences for his “captivating temperament”, “brilliant technique”, and “recalling the legendary violinists of the past”.


Mr. Rathnam is extremely committed to the development of young musicians and his numerous students have been accepted at major conservatories throughout the United States and abroad. He is also the founder and artistic director of the West Branch International Music Festival and Academy.


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