John Strauss Society Gala Concert 2017

The Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JSSP) together with the New World Makati Hotel hosted the Gala Concert 2017 at the Grand Ballroom of the hotel featuring internationally-acclaimed soprano Rachelle Gerodias, tenor Randy Gilongo and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ruggero Barbieri.

JSSP presents this annual concert to fulfill its mission to develop the love for music, dance and the arts as well as to perpetuate the close cultural ties between the Philippines and the Republic of Austria while it extends financial assistance to cultural, charitable and religious organizations.

It was a grand gathering of prominent personalities and the creme de la crème of high society. Present were 21 ambassadors and their spouses which added to the international ambience.

The Gala Concert was spearheaded by JSSP Vice President and Consul of Gambia Agnes Huibonhoa, Event Chairperson, with the support of JSSP Chairman and Consul General of Monaco Fortune Ledesma and JSSP President Olga Severino Martel and members of the Ladies Committee, Virginia Lane, Betty Chua, Fanny Blanco, Ditas Posadas, Mila How, Rosalind Wee, Marissa Fenton & Lilibeth Campos.