Japanese Orchestra Performs in Manila

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The Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo (ONT) will hold a series of concerts in Manila to celebrate the 40th year of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in February. The concerts are part of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Contemporary Music Festival.

The ONT performs in a chamber concert at the Philamlife Auditorium on February 8, 2013 at 7:30pm featuring Ayumi Hirahara (Piano), Hiroshi Shibayama (Oboe), Japanese String Quartet composed of Takashi Hamano (Violin I), Naoru Komiya (Violin II), Go Tomono (Viola), Ken’ichi Nishiyama (Cello), the PPO Woodwind Quartet composed of Rosemarie Poblete (Flute), Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Jose Jerry Samonte (Bassoon), Ernani Pascual (Horn), and the PPO String Quartet composed of Dino Akira Decena (Violin I), Joanna Ruth Livioco (Violin II), Joy Allan de La Cruz (Viola), Herrick Ortiz (Cello). The musical pieces include La Dance: Suite Pour Piano by Yasushi Akutagawa, Nocturne in Eb Minor by Francisco Santiago, North-Silver-Night (Winter) Op.93 by Maki Ishii, Maligayang Bati (“Birthday Greeting”) by Francisco Buencamino, Woodwind Boogie by Hal Goodman, Violetango by Astor Piazzola, Entre-Temps (“Between Times”) for oboe and strings by Toru Takemitsu, String Quartet “Elegy” by Tadashi Kubo and String Quartet by Manuel P. Maramba.

Under the baton of Japanese conductor Tatsuya Shimono, the ONT will perform Filipino and Japanese compositions in a special concertat the Cultural Center of the Philippines on February 9, 2013 at 8pm.

Information about the Japan Philippines Friendship Contemporary Music Festival may be obtained from the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Japan.

For concert and ticket information, please contact the CCP at (63 2) 832-1125 local 1409.

Philamlife Auditorium
Philamlife Bldg.
United Nations Ave. cor. Ma. Orosa St., Ermita
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday February 8, 2013 7:30 PM


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