The repertoire for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s third concert of its 34th season reflects its new musical director’s love for Latin-influenced music. For this show, principal conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura has invited his longtime friend and collaborator, the acclaimed Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez, to grace the stage. The night’s program includes Manuel de Falla’s flamenco-inspired ballet, El Amor Brujo; Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D; Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez; Enrique Granados’ intermezzo from the opera Goyescas; and Geronimo Gimenez’s intermezzo from the zarzuela La Boda de Luis Alonso.
Born in 1952, Fernandez first picked up the guitar at age 7, and by his early 20s was winning major classical guitar competitions, notably taking first prize at the prestigious Andres Segovia competition in Mallorca, Spain, in 1975. Since then Fernandez has recorded more than 20 albums, covering major composers from Bach to Paganini. In more recent years, he’s been in high demand as a masterclass lecturer, often sought out for his expertise in Bach’s lute music. A composer himself, Fernandez provides an original arrangement for Vivaldi’s concerto, originally written for the lute in 1730, for the evening’s performance. November 11, 8 p.m., Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay; 832.1125; tickets available through TicketWorld, 891.9999, ticketworld.com.ph; culturalcenter.gov.ph.
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