PPO concert features cellist Wen-Sinn Yang

Cellist Wen-Sinn Yang will be the featured soloist for the second concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra this concert season, under the baton of Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, on 13 October at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati, Makati City, at 7:30 p.m.

For the second concert, Italian Night, the Swiss-born cellist will perform Antonin Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, op.104, B minor.  The program also includes “Sarung Banggi: A Symphonic Serenade” by Potenciano Gregorio Sr. (arranged by Angel Peña) and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, op.90, A major (“Italian”).

“As always, music enthusiasts can expect extensive program repertoire from the PPO’s 39th concert season, dubbed Switch, under the baton of Maestro Nowak. Having the Maestro on our team is a welcome development as we — both the CCP and the PPO — continue to fulfill our mandate to bring artistic excellence to greater heights and utilize arts for the national development,” says CCP president Michelle Nikki Junia.

Enthusiasm for the unknown and constant research distinguishes Wen-Sinn Yang as one of the most versatile cellists of the present day. His performances not only revive the music of 19th-century cello virtuosos such as Adrien François Servais and Karl Yulievich Davydov but also introduce his audiences to such modern composers as Aribert Reimann and Isang Yun. He is also a highly sought-after chamber music partner. His mastery and technical skill are not only strongly expressive but also particularly sensitive, which continues to open up ever-new listening perspectives.