Legarda brings PPO back to Antique

July 5, 2019

Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the new Representative of the Lone District of Antique, brought back the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to her home province to perform back-to-back concerts in the towns of San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan last June 30 and July 1, respectively.

Headed by Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, the PPO performed light classics such as the overture to La Gazza Ladra, Annen Polka, and Emperor Waltz, and contemporary pieces such as the Eraserheads Suite, Teleserye Theme Song Medley, and Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen.

Tawag ng Tanghalan finalist Santhea Jane Atienza of Belison also sang Loren ng Antique with the PPO’s orchestra accompaniment. Loren ng Antique is a song composed by National Artist for Literature and NCCA Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, with music arranged by former NCCA Chairman, Prof. Jun De Leon, as a tribute to the first female representative of Antique.

“Thousands of Antiqueños trooped to both concert venues and my fellow kasimanwas truly enjoyed the world-class performance of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Thank you to President Nick Lizaso of  the Cultural Center of the Philippines for bringing the PPO to Antique once again as part of the celebration of our inauguration as newly-elected leaders of our province,” said Legarda.

“This symbolizes our continuing partnership and commitment to promote more cultural performances and programs with the CCP and other cultural agencies of government,” Legarda concluded.