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Saturday, November 23, 2013

PPO Presents Free Family Concerts at Rizal Park Starting November 23

Press Release:
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra holds a new series of free family/youth concerts at Rizal Park called ‘Out of the Box’, featuring PPO’s wide array of music and collaborations between local schools beginning November 23, 2013. This musical event is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the People’s Television Network, Inc. (PTNI) and the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC).

Through the initiative of PPO’s Music Conductor Olivier Ochanine and the CCP Marketing Department, the said concerts provide audiences a chance to learn more about classical music and its ability to touch people in a meaningful and unique manner. ‘Out of the Box’ also involves partnerships with various university groups and organizations for a fresh and innovative take in presenting a Philharmonic concert.

The series starts on November 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the newly-renovated Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, which will also have its soft launch on the same date.  The first concert on Saturday will have the theme “Undress Bonifacio”, and will be presented in collaboration with the University of the Philippines’ (UP Manila) Coalition of Cultural Organizations. A descent of Filipino nationalist and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, Patria Bonifacio will share her musical production about the life of the young Bonifacio. Multimedia and multi-art groups using different media such as hiphop, rock, graffiti, theatre, and music will be included to create an upbeat multimedia production. Succeeding concerts will be held in December for a Christmas theme, in January 2014 with the Far Eastern University (FEU) with the theme ‘Save the Tamaraw’ in February with the Ateneo de Manila University and UP Manila Orgcom students with the theme ‘Love’ and in March with De La Salle University and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde with the theme ‘New Beginnings’.

For more information, contact the CCP Marketing Department at 832-1125 loc. 1801 or e-mail at nikkidionisio@culturalcenter.gov.ph.  

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