Monday, April 20, 2015

Bandoneon player Rodolfo Mederos joins PPO in concert

April 24, 2015, 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila

Rodolfo Mederos, bandoneon
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Olivier Ochanine, conductor

Arvo Pärt
Antonino Buenaventura
     Mindanao Sketches
Maurice Ravel
     El Alborada del gracioso
Ottorino Respighi
     Pini di Roma

Legendary Argentinean bandoneon player Rodolfo Mederos joins the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's closing concert of the season happening on April 24, 2015, 8:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

The concert, to be led by the orchestra's principal conductor/music director Olivier Ochanine, features an eclectic selection of music from all over the world namely Fratres by Arvo Pärt from Estonia, Mindanao Sketches by Antonino Buenaventura from the Philippines, El Aborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel from France, Pini da Roma by Ottorino Respighi from Italy, and various tango music from Argentina and South America to be performed by Mederos accompanied by the PPO. 

Bandoneon player Rodolfo Mederos

In 2000, Rodolfo Mederos was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Tango Album for Eterno Buenos Aires (1999), which featured him performing with a quintet comprised also of pianist Hernán Posetti, violinist Damián Bolotín, guitarist Armando de la Vega, and double bassist Sergio Rivas. His successive two albums Las Veredas de Saturno (2000) won a Gardel Award in 2001 while Tangos (2000), a collaborative album with Nicolás "Colacho" Brizuela, earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2001. Mederos commenced the Comunidad-Intimidad-Soledad trilogy - Comunidad (2006), Intimidad (2007), and Soledad (2007) -- the first entry in which earned him a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Tango Album in 2007.

Aside from being a performer, Rodolfo Mederos is also a biologist, filmmaker, carpenter, teacher and collector. According to his official website, his forceful personality has produced a profound effect on tango, developing a style fraught with popular essence and emotion, and drawing from every single note he strikes a myriad of deep roots and good taste. He has never conceived tango to be a mere local expression, unlike other genres of folk compositions. As a composer, Rodolfo Mederos covers the gamut from popular to symphonic pieces for different instrumental groups. As a performer, he expresses deep-felt musicality. In addition, he has also carved out a career as a teacher and writer of both bandoneon-related matters as well as tango composition and orchestration.

The final concert of the 2014-2015 Sound Kaleidoscope Season of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is a presentation of the Cultural Center of the Philippinesin cooperation with Stores Specialist, Inc., and the Embassy of Argentina.

Ticket prices:
P1500 Orchestra Center
P1200 Orchestra Side
P800 Extreme Orchestra Side
P500 Balcony I Center
P400 Balcony I Side
P300 Balcony II
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount
+applicable service charges

For inquiries:
CCP Marketing Department 832-1125 local 1806
CCP Box Office 832-3704
TicketWorld 891-9999

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