Crowds flocked to the UPLB Freedom Park in Los Baños, Laguna to enjoy an evening of music performed by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestros Herminigildo Ranera and Yoshikazu Fukumura recently. The outdoor concert was presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines and Philippine High School for the Arts.
Entitled “Symphonic Sunsets at Makiling”, the concert featured Overture on Philippine Folksongs (George Bernard Green), Selections from Les Miserables(arr. Bob Lowden), Terre e Luna (Earth and Moon) arr. by Pipo Cifra, Eraserheads Suite (Ryan Cayabyab) and Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen medley, Gioacchino Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza ladra, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Annen Polka and Emperor Waltz, and Nicanor Abelardo’s U.P. Naming Mahal (arr. Edwin Lumanug).
The event is a symphonic concert of light classics and pops, affording audiences the rare experience of live orchestral music against the beautiful backdrop of sunset in the mountains.