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Pianist Cecile Licad

Cecile Licad online concert to raise funds for PPO

Pianist Cecile Licad

Presented by Megaworld and Rustan’s for the benefit of Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. (PPOSI), piano virtuoso Cecile Licad performs in an online show, “Amore: A Post-Valentine Hour with Cecile Licad in New York,” to be broadcast via Zoom on Feb. 22, 5 p.m.

The musical event is cosponsored by SSI Group Inc., Starbucks, San Miguel Corp., Bank of the Philippine Islands and Danny Dolor.

Interwoven with an interview by fellow pianist David Dubal, the fundraising event headlines a passion-filled repertoire, including beloved classics.

Filmed in the historical ballroom of Lotos Club in New York City, the hour-and-a-half show will open with Frederic Chopin’s “Études Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major: Farewell L’Adieu.” This is followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor” aka “Moonlight Sonata,” before moving to the scintillating melodies of Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude Op. 32 No. 8 in A Minor,” “Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E Flat Major” and “Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G Minor.”

The second half will showcase Frederic Chopin’s “Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor.” “Soul’s Lament (Hibik sa Diwa)” by renowned Filipino composer Francisco Buencamino intensifies the atmosphere with feelings of yearning and intense emotion.

The performance will close with “Ballade No. 1 in G Minor,” considered one of Chopin’s finest and most difficult works.

Licad, Rustan’s chair and CEO Zenaida Tantoco

PPOSI aims to support the PPO through multiple programs, including concerts and events. “Amore” is one of its fundraising efforts to promote local talent. Its efforts include provision of quality instruments and uniforms, promotion of performances abroad, support for students through music scholarships and retirement funds for the members.

Lulu Casas, tel. 0917-5708301; email [email protected]; Maricar Alamodin, tel. 0917-5384508; email [email protected] Each purchase of 10 tickets gets two complimentary passes. Visit bit.ly/3I6r2Qy.