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Press Office - PR#01–2013, January 4, 2013


Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo Serenades Manila for

Japan-Philippines Friendship




In celebration of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Contemporary Music Festival and the 40 th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo will treat the Philippines with their rendition of contemporary classical music. Since its inception in September 2002, Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo has established a track record of achievements, made revival performances and created opportunities to improve music pieces.


Headed by Tatsuya Shimono, the Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo will serenade and hold a series of concert in Manila.


The Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo will first perform at the Philam Life Auditorium on February 8, 2013 at 7:30pm. They will be performing classical pieces such as North- Silver-Night, La Danse, and Entre-Temps. In addition, world class Filipino compositions such as Dr. Francisco Santiago's Nocturne in Eb Minor, Francisco Buencaminosa's Maligayang Bati, and Manuel Maramba's New Work will also be performed.


Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo's second concert is at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on February 9, 2013 at 8pm. Look forward to their performance of Symphonic Poem for GIOH for Yokobue, Symphony No. 1 and Sinfonia Tapkaara. The group will also play local pieces composed by Herminigildo G. Ranera and Antonio R. Buenaventura.


The Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo concert event is endorsed by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Japan, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, the Japanese Association Manila, Inc., the Daily Manila Shimbun and South Japan Broadcasting (Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan).


Tickets for both concert dates are available at the CCP Box Office at these numbers: 832-3704/832-3706 or at the TicketWorld: 8919999. You may also visit: www.culturalcenter.gov.ph