36th International Bamboo Organ Festival Opens next week

Welcome to the 36th edition of the International Bamboo Organ Festival of Las Piñas dubbed as the “Philippine Historic Music Festival”. This event unfolds the exceptional performances from award – winning global artists. Founded to mark a celebration of uniqueness to commemorate the world famous Bamboo Organ – a declared Philippine National Treasure, the coming festival will take its center stage from 17 to 23 February 2011.

Highlighting the 36th IBOF would be the significant music of Johann Sebastian Bach – The Best of Bach, Benjamin Britten – Misa Brevis in D Opus 63, Popular Philippine Folk Songs, Alejandro Consolacion II – Jubilate! (World Premiere). The music masters of the world who will showcase their expertise are: concert organists, Luc Ponet (Belgium), Armando Salarza (Philippines) and Philippines’ world-class choirs: the Las Piñas Boys Choir, Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir, University of the East Chorale and Imusicapella. Joining the group are trumpet soloist Guido Segers (Belgium) and Rafael Leone, flutist (Austria), the Festival Orchestra and the two Filipino prime conductors Joel Navarro and Eudenice Palaruan. It is a reverberation-filled night showcasing the best of the Philippines that only every Filipino can be proud of.

This notable event has been the source of pride for our country as it helps promote our rich musical culture and tradition. It has also become a fruitful venue of strengthening our diplomatic and friendly relations locally and internationally – a rare opportunity to celebrate and share the Global Pinoy Talents to the world.

For details and inquiries, please contact Ms. Lhet Aranda at (+632) 825 7190 / (+632) 820 0795 / 0999-5087838 or email the Secretariat at bambooorganfoundation@gmail.com or at our website www.bambooorgan.org.

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