The third concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 37th season will feature the SORA Ensemble of Japan on November 15, under the baton of PPO music director and principal conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) at 8:00pm.
Program for the said concert consists of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony no.9 op.70, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante op. 84 in B-flat Major and two works by Arturo Marquez, Danzon no.7 and Danzon no.8.
The group, composed of oboe player Hiromasa Iwasaki, bassoonist Rei Ishiguro, violinist Kana Kobayashi and cellist Keiichi Yamada, was formed by Hiromasa Iwasaki, the principal oboist of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and young musicians in 2008.
Along with the motto “Music at Anytime, Anywhere”, they have performed more than a hundred concerts annually to cities, towns and villages in Hokkaido and other parts of Japan, to bring to people the energetic live performances of chamber music, symphony and other ensemble music. The First album “SORA with Hokkaido” was released in 2018 commemorating the group’s 10th Anniversary.
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 8832-3704.