the Philippines

Concert Celebrates Philippine & France’s 75th Year Friendship

The Cultural Center of the Philippines to present a concert in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Embassy of France in Manila.

CCP Concert 75th Philippine FRANCE diplomatic relations 2022. Music Press Asia

As part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines, the French conductor, Michael Cousteau returns to the Philippines to direct the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra through a repertoire of French music at the CCP Main Theater on July 10.

DATE/TIME: July 10, 2022 | 6:00 PM

VENUE: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines were formalized with the signing of the Treaty of Amity by Philippine Vice-President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Elpidio Quirino and French Minister for Foreign Affairs Georges Bidault in Paris on June 26, 1947. For more than seven decades, France and the Philippines have deepened and broadened their ties in several areas such as economic cooperation, climate action, and cultural action. This 75 th anniversary of Philippine-French ties is therefore an occasion to celebrate the many facets of their long-standing relationship through a rich and diverse program of activities organized throughout 2022.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines has been at the forefront of the artistic and cultural relations between France and the Philippines, providing the stage for artistic exchanges between French and Filipino talents – in music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cinema.

French-ship is a concert that highlights such cooperation between a French conductor, Michael Cousteau and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on a selection of masterpieces from the French orchestral repertoire.


Three French masterpieces from Claude Debussy, Camille Saint Saens and Maurice Ravel highlight the finesse of French orchestral music.

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1818) Prélude à l’après – midi d’un Faune

(Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)

Antonio J. Molina (1894-1980) Hating Gabi (At Midnight)

Adrian Nicolas Ong, solo violin part

Camille Saint – Saëns (1835 – 1921)
Concerto for Violoncello no.1, op.33, A minor

Allegro non troppo

Allegretto con moto

Tempo primo

Kyongmin Nam Fiel, cello


Tickets by invitation. Certain section will be opened to the public on a first-come-first-served basis. Distribution of tickets will be on the day of the concert, 4:30PM at the Main Ramp. In observance of health and safety guidelines, those attending the event are advised to read the CCP protocols for Alert Level 1.

Click here to visit Cultural Center of the Philippines OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *