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Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa opens PPO’s 37th concert season

Program for the concert includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 37th Concert Season 2019-2020 at Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater will open on September 13, Friday at 8.00 PM with guest soloist Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura.

Program for the concert includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

Ogawa achieved worldwide recognition with her success at the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition.  Ogawa has performed with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.  She performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon’s Piano Concerto.  Ogawa made her BBC Proms debut in August 2013 and appeared again in 2014 with the Endymion Ensemble. She was the Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy Festival 2012 at Bridgewater Hall.  In 2015, she continued as Associate Artist for Ravel and Rachmaninov Festival.

Ogawa regularly judges the BBC Young Musician, Munich International Piano Competition, Honens International Piano Competition and the Scottish International Piano Competition.  She was appointed Chairperson of the Jury for Japan’s prestigious 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018.

Ogawa founded Jamie’s Concerts, a series for autistic children and their parents.  She is a Cultural Ambassador for the National Autistic Society in the UK.

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Ticket prices are P1500/1200/800/500/400, with discounts available to students, senior citizens and groups. For inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

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