PHL Philharmonic Orchestra in Guimaras

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will hold a free concert at the Guimaras Museum Grounds in Brgy. San Miguel, Jordan.

The world-class concert will be held on January 11 at 7 p.m.

The live concert is initiated by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in partnership with the provincial government headed by Governor JC Rahman Nava and the Office of the Lone Congressional District of Guimaras headed by Representative Ma. Lucille Nava.

The PPO concert in Guimaras is considered as the first of its kind in the province.

Governor Nava said that the said special musical feast aims to bring music closer to the people as the province transitions into a more relaxed health and safety protocols and economic recovery.

He added that the concert is an opportunity for Guimaras to promote itself as an events and agri-tourism destination.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, which was established on May 15, 1973, is considered as the country’s leading orchestra and is one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 80-musician group carries with them instrumental ensembles that include brass, string, woodwind, and percussions.

Maestro Herminigildo Ranera will be conducting the two-hour concert with a repertoire that includes orchestral classics, Broadway favorites and Filipino works.

The orchestra usually charges about P700,000 for performances within Metro Manila and up to P1.3 million for out of town shows, according to the CCP.