Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:30 AM October 02, 2017
A precedent-setting “Basically Brahms” program will feature the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Oct. 14 concert.
Noted Filipino pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria will be the soloist in the Second Piano Concerto in B flat major, a monumental composition of four movements rather than the usual three owing to the Italianate second movement.
German guest conductor Christoph Poppen will lead the orchestra in the Fourth Symphony in E minor, the composer’s last elegiac symphony. Poppen has previously guest-conducted MSO.
The Program will conclude with the popular Hungarian Dance No. 5.
In line with MSO’s policy of presenting new Filipino compositions, the main Brahms program will be preceded by Jude Balsamo’s ballet music for “El Filibusterismo.”
The concert is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Angelita Legarda whose favorite composer was Brahms, with a special grant from her husband Dr. Benito Legarda Jr. whose family has strongly supported MSO since its founding in 1926.
The concert will be held at the Maybank Theatre in Taguig, 8 p.m., Oct. 14.