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March 20, 2013

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Presents The Maestro's Maestro

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra goes onstage on March 22, 2013, Friday, 8pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Billed as “The Maestro’s Maestro”, the PPO will be conducted by Mark Gibson with Chinese violinist Gao Can as guest soloist.

Program includes Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants, Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe.

Mark Gibson, in his fourth year as Artistic Director of the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, maintains an active performing career on three continents while heading the Orchestral Studies program at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Formerly Principal Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Ash Lawn/Highland Summer Festival, Maestro Gibson has enjoyed an extensive career both in the opera house and concert hall.

Trained in the United States with Gustav Meier, Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein, Gibson pursued an opera career in Spain, serving as Associate Conductor of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Music Director of the Opera de Maò, Menorca. He has led productions at important American opera companies including the New York City Opera, The Minnesota Opera, Opera Pacific, the Dallas Opera, Cleveland Opera and the Michigan Opera Theatre. He has appeared with many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonia and at the summer festivals in Chautatuqua and Spoleto U.S.A. He has led new productions of Turandot in Sagunto, Un Ballo in Maschera in Malaga and Mosé and Turandot in Seoul, while appearing with orchestras in Barcelona, Bochum and Munich. He has recently appeared with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in China and led the world of premiere of David Cutler’s “Toy Fantasy,” a concerto for 2 harps and orchestra, with the Korean Chamber Ensemble in Seoul. At the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Gibson serves as Music Director of the CCM Philharmonia, one of the preeminent conservatory orchestras in the world. Highly sought after as a teacher, he has been invited to give conducting master classes in Beijing, Munich. Gibson’s first book, a major revision of the classic conducting text, The Modern Conductor (7th edition), was recently published by Prentice-Hall.

Recognized as one of China’s most versatile young violin soloists, Gao Can was the Grand Prize winner of 2006 China’s National Violin Competition. He received the special Recognition Award by Michael Hill at the International Violin Competition in 2007, the Second prize and the Special Award winner of 2008 Naples “Alberto Curci” International Violin Competition, and was granted the Highest Violin Award of 2009 Ima Hogg International Young Artist’s Competition.

Tickets are P1,000, P800, P500, P350, and P200, with discounts available to students, senior citizens and groups. Subscription packages are also available.

Contact Details:
For details, call the CCP Marketing Department at (63 2) 832-1125 loc. 1806; CCP Box Office at (63 2) 832-3704) or Ticketworld at National Book Store at (63 2) 891-9999.
Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
CCP Complex

Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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