FOR something completely different, there is a concert. Children can come in costumes inspired by their favorite book characters, and enjoy an afternoon at the Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert, on Oct. 28, 3 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater. Now on its fourth year, Tricks and Musical Treats will take its audience to a “Journey to the Kingdom of Books,” featuring an afternoon concert with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Herminigildo Ranera. The orchestra will perform a selection of popular classical masterpieces made for children’s ears including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Third Movement), Brahm’s Hungarian Dances 5 and 6, Chabrier’s Spanish Rhapsody and other surprise numbers. One of the highlights will be the Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a “symphonic fairy tale for children” where the narrator tells a children’s story, while the orchestra illustrates it with different instruments, representing characters in the story. Pre-concert activities will include the musical instruments petting zoo at the Little Theater lobby with a mini-tutorial from members of PPO. There will also be storytelling sessions as well as Trick or Treats at the Main Theater lobby. Tickets are priced at P500, with 50% discount for students and children below 13 years old. For tickets and other inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or visit