34th PPO CONCERT SEASON Timeless Classics, New Beginnings CONCERT VI



Timeless Classics, New Beginnings



Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura

Music Director and Principal Conductor



Cultural Center of the Philippines



February 17, 2017 | 8:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



After his acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert, former PPO Musical Director Olivier Ochanine makes a homecoming to the CCP concert hall to lead the country’s premier orchestra in the performance of classical masterpieces including Tchaikovsky’s March Slave, Haydn‘s Symphony No. 88 in G, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Maestro Ochanine won 1st Prize in the Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition in 2015 and is critically-acclaimed for “raising the orchestra's international profile” and producing “exceptionally beautiful nuances in the orchestral playing.”



P. I. Tchaikovsky         March Slave                       

J. Haydn                     Symphony No.88 in G               

D. Shostakovich          Symphony No.10                    


Olivier Ochanine, conductor




Olivier Ochanine is the 1st Prize Winner of the 2015 Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition in Budapest, Hungary, in which he surpassed nearly 120 other conductors from 23 countries; the prize leads to further performances in Europe.  In addition, he is winner of the prestigious The American Prize (2015) in the Professional Orchestra Conducting division.  Olivier is also 2nd Prize Winner in the 2015 London Classical Soloists International Conducting Competition, where he conducted the orchestra in various Beethoven symphonies. 


Regularly praised for his charisma on and off the podium as well as for his breadth of orchestral repertoire, Olivier became the youngest Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) in the orchestra’s history.


A native of Paris, Olivier Ochanine began music studies in France.  He continued music studies in the United States, and expanded his focus to orchestral conducting, taking up graduate studies and attending master classes with some of the best conducting mentors, including Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, Marin Alsop, Larry Livingston, Robert Baldwin, John Barnett, John Farrer, and Achim Holub.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Conducting from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was given the Conducting Department Award in 2003.  In 2009, he began his Doctoral Studies in Orchestral Conducting at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Mark Gibson.


A flutist and bassist, Olivier earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky. He has also played as bassist for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.


Olivier’s term with the PPO was from the 2010-2011 until 2015-2016 performance seasons. Under his leadership, the orchestra has performed numerous Philippine premieres. In the Philippines, Olivier is an active clinician, leading chamber music masterclasses at schools; he has also led conducting masterclasses for the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  As part of his outreach mission, Olivier serves as head visiting conductor for the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth, a program geared toward talented youth that stem from severely unfortunate financial backgrounds.


He is a regular guest conductor with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra (China), and has also conducted the Cincinnati College Conservatory Orchestras, Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra, and George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. Upcoming conducting engagements include the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra (Cuba), Esterhàza Festival Orchestra and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.


In June 2016, Olivier conducted the PPO in its debut performance at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City; a historic project which he also spearheaded.



[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



20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel

50% Discount for Students

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