Cultural Center of the Philippines



October 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



Treat yourself to a classical chill-out with the romantic music of the cello!


One of the most sought after teachers of the cello in Asia, international virtuoso cellist Ray Wang plays the magnificent Cello Concerto in D minor, by French composer Édouard Lalo, which highlights the second series concert of the PPO. Wang’s October performance marks his second with the PPO since 2013 and yet another, in a series of past collaborations, with PPO Music Director Yoshikazu Fukumura. Wang has always loved Lalo’s Cello Concerto for its charm and demands on musical technique. Although Lalo is not one of the most immediately recognized names in French music, his distinctive style characterized by strong melodies and colourful orchestration distinguished him from other French composers of his era.


Wang expressed the hope that Filipino music lovers will come and listen to the Cello Concerto that has long played second fiddle to the composer’s most famous work for the violin, Symphonie Espagnole. “Perhaps it will attract those who know about his violin concerto and also wish to hear more of his music and come away finding out more (about the) Spanish style of this French composer,” Wang said. The programme also includes W. A. Mozart’ Symphony No.32 in G and I. Stravinsky’s Petrushka, the complete ballet.


Delight your senses with these melodic masterpieces and enjoy a relaxing evening with the country’s premiere orchestra!



W. A. Mozart          Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318

                                     I. Allegro spiritoso

                                    II. Andante

                                   III. Primo tempo

I. Stravinsky           Petrushka (Complete Ballet)

F. Liszt                    Cello Concerto in D minor

                                  I. Prelude, lento - Allegro maestoso

                                 II. Intermezzo, andantino con moto -  Allegro presto – Andantino -Tempo I

                                III. Introduction, andante – Allegro vivace


Ray Wang, cello

Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor




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RAY WANG, cello


Ray Wang has performed throughout the musical centers and festivals in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. His performances have taken him also to Chicago, Cremona, Florence, Havana, Ho Chi Minh City, London, Luxembourg, Manila, New York, Saarbrucken, Segovia, Vancouver and Verona. In addition to as an active performer in chamber music, Ray also performed as soloist with conductors and orchestras such as Yoshikazu Fukumura, Yang Yang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Macau Orchestra, Solistas de La Habana, Cellistra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Guang Zhou Symphony Orchestra. Read more...








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[OC] Orchestra Center                           1,500

[OS] Orchestra Side                               1,200

[EOS] Extreme Orchestra Side                800

[BIC] Balcony I Center                             500

[U. Box] Upper Box (6 tickets)              3,000

[L. Box] Lower Box (6 tickets)               7,200

[P. Box] Parterre Box (6 tickets)            9,000



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50% Discount for Students


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