Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Reaches its Final Metamorphosis

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Reaches its Final Metamorphosis


Maestro Herminigildo Ranera takes the dais and performs with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for the finale performance of its 38th performance play connected April 28, 2023, 8pm, astatine the CCP Live astatine the Metropolitan Theater.


The PPO nonmigratory and subordinate conductor is simply a multi-awarded instrumentalist who won apical prizes astatine the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) successful 1982 and 1983 for his performances successful the Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba (Chamber Music) categories. He won 2nd spot astatine the 1983 League of Filipino Composers Competition for Young Composers. He has performed with assorted orchestras present and abroad, including the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Manila Philharmonic, the Philippine Pops Orchestra, the CSULB Symphony Orchestra, the Chia Yi Wind Orchestra, San Miguel Philharmonic, Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra successful Club, Romania, and the Philippine Pop Orchestra, among others. He has collaborated with his mentor, Fr. Manuel P. Maramba, O.S.B. successful assorted CCP productions. He was the philharmonic manager and conductor of the Philippine Opera Companies’ OPERA NOW successful 2005, the conductor of the satellite premiere of 3 Filipino Operas and Zarzuela. Founder of the Philippine Band Association (PHILBANDA), Dr. Ranera is presently the committee subordinate of the Asia-Pacific Band Directors Association and the advisor of Band Conductors League of the Philippines.

The PPO, nether his baton, volition premiere his precise ain euphony “Lola Basyang Miniature Suite,” alongside with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s L’espoir renait dans mon ame from Orphee et Eurydice, and Gaetano Donizetti’s Prendi, per maine sei libero from L’elisir d’amore.

PPO nonmigratory  conductor Maestro Herminigildo ranera (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)PPO nonmigratory conductor Maestro Herminigildo ranera (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)

The CCP nonmigratory orchestra continues its repertoire for its Concert VIII with Gioacchino Rossini’s Si, ritrovarla io giuro from La Cenerentola, Georges Bizet’s Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante from Carmen, and Gaetano Donizetti’s Quio! Vous m’aimez? from La fille du regiment, and Antonin Dvorak Symphony no. 9, op.95, E insignificant (“from the New World”).

The PPO shares the signifier with young talented singers, soprano Mheco Joy Manlangit and tenor Radnel Del Rio Ofalsa.

A victor of aggregate vocal competitions locally and internationally, Manlangit won archetypal prize and the Audience Choice astatine the 2018 Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition, and 2nd Prize astatine the 2017 Singapore International Festival of Music Competition. She has played assorted notable roles specified arsenic Maria Clara successful CCP’s Noli Me Tangere the Opera, Fiordiligi successful Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, and Lady Billows successful Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. She is the existent choir manager of the Hudson Montessori School, and an progressive performing creator successful New York and Manila.


Ofalsa bagged the archetypal prize successful 2 National Vocal Competitions, the 2018 Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition, and the Best Interpretation of the Competition Piece astatine the 2017 NAMCYA Senior Voice Category. He was an Encouragement Award victor astatine the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition successful San Francisco District. He has performed astatine the CCP’s 50th Gala Concert, NAMCYA’s 45th Anniversary Concert, Paco Park Presents, UST Christmas Gala Concerts, NCCA’s Musikapuluan, the Friends of the Philippines Society USA Inc.’s Modern Day Filipino Heroes Concert, and the Mannes Sounds Festival.

Dubbed Metamorphosis, the 38th performance bid serves arsenic the battleground for the 5 shortlisted conductors vying for the philharmonic manager position. Watch retired who volition beryllium named the PPO philharmonic director.

Ticket prices for concerts are: Php 1,500, Php 1,200, Php 800 and Php 500. For inquiries and tickets, telephone CCP Box Office astatine 8832-3704 oregon email [email protected]. Follow the authoritative societal media accounts of CCP successful Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for the latest updates.

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Reaches its Final Metamorphosis
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