PPO brings classical music to Filipino audiences amid pandemic with chamber concert series

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IN this time when social gatherings are prohibited, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra finds an alternative way to bring classical music to the Filipino audiences through the PPO Chamber Music Concert, slated on October 30, 2020 (Friday), 8pm, streamed via the CCP and PPO Facebook Pages and CCP YouTube Channel.Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, PPO music director and principal conductor, has carefully programmed a chamber concert series that highlights the different instruments of the orchestra while performing music composed for small ensembles.For the October concert, the repertoire focuses on string instruments.  For the first part of the program, PPO concertmaster and violinist Dino Akira Decena and cellist Giancarlo Gonzales will perform VIOLIN AND CELLO DUO OP. 6 No. 1 by Franz Anton Hoffmeister.Violinist Jose Carlo Tuazon, violinist Berny Dulce Payte, cellist Giuseppe Diestro, and double bassist Ariston Payte III will play SONATA FOR 2 VIOLINS, CELLO AND DOUBLE BASS NO. 2 IN A MAJO…

Segundo Matias Jr Holds Book Signing event at Manila International Book Fair 2018


A book signing event was held last September 14, 2018 by Author Segundo Matias Jr for the installment of his fifth book entitled: Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro.Apart from the author of the book, the illustrator : Jomike Tejido was also present at the event . Child actor Noel Comia Jr. also graced the book signing event. Segundo Matias Jr. is a recipient of numerous literary award giving bodies, which include three Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippine’s most prestigious—known as the “Pulitzer Prize” of the Philippines—and longest running awards program.

Mr. Matias has also written screenplays for major movie outfits, as well as teleplays for various TV shows before entering the world of children’s literature. He is also a publisher and has published over 1,500 books for children and young adults The first four books published by Lampara books for the Moymoy Lulumboy Series are: Moymoy Lulumboy (Ang paghahanap kay Inay ) ,Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang (Book2) Moymoy Lulumboy, ang nawawalang Bertud and the 4th one being Moymoy Lulumboy: Mga Dulot ng Digmaan. With the growing public interest on the franchise, ABS-CBN acquired Moymoy Lulumboy with the hopes of developing the series into a TV series, film, digital piece, merchandise or an attraction.  
Antz and Sir Matias. 
Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro is available on Precious Pages retail outlets, National Book Store, Pandayan Book shops and leading books stores nationwide. For inquiries you may contact, inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph.

Text and Photos by Antz Cabrera. 

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