37th International Bamboo Organ Festival Opens February 2012
Music for Double Choir
Thursday, 23 February
Gala Concert (Invitational)
Friday, 24 February (Repeat Concert)
The 37th International Bamboo Organ Festival, celebrates the 400th death anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli
. He was an important Italian composer who popularized the "concertate" style, literally, the competition between two or more
instrumental groups, what we now call: a concerto. His music will be featured in a setting similar to the practice in Venice: two, three or four ensembles (choral or instrumental) facing each other. Among the works to be performed are his
and "In Ecclesiis"
, a canzone for two organs, and a canzone for two or three ensembles. G. Gabrieli had an enormous influence on the next generation of
composers, as will be demonstrated in works for double choir by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach. To perform this program are Jennifer Pascual (USA), Armando Salarza,
Gerardo Fajardo , Manu Mellaerts (Belgium), Sherla Najera,
Ily Matthew Maniano, Malvin Beethoven Macasaet,
Arjay Nuas Viray, UP Music Education Chorale, Las Piñas Boys Choir and Las Piñas Mens Choir, accompanied by the Manila Symphony Orchestra led by Eudenice Palaruan.
CONCERT UNDER THE TREES
Saturday, 25 February
To serenade us in the church's courtyard during the
traditional Concert Under the Trees
with the most loved
pop songs of the Philippines are (again) the voices of
. Being Asia's premiere vocal harmony group, they have won numerous awards and sold thousands of albums, and are responsible for popularizing great hits like "Now that I have You" and "Muntik na Kitang Minahal"
EVENING OF ORGAN MUSIC
Sunday, 26 February
A night of purely organ music is a must-see concert,
wherein both the Bamboo Organ and Pipe Organ of
St. Joseph's Academy will be played. For this year's festival, Jennifer Pascual, an organist from the USA, will again be
performing for the Filipino audience a variety of pieces
ranging from Baroque to Contemporary.
A Festival Para-Liturgy on the Advent -
Epiphany of Jesus Christ
Monday, 27 February
Every year, the festival gives recognition to Filipino
composers by featuring their creations in one of the concerts. This year, the work of Nicolas Matias Sengson entitled
"Awitan-Kristo" will be performed. This work is a festival
para-liturgy on the Advent-Epiphany of Jesus Christ.
To be presided by Bishop Jesse Mercado, DD. The performers are Armando Salarza, Gerardo Fajardo, Renato Lucas,
Sherla Najera, Malvin Beethoven Macasaet, Arjay Nuas Viray, Assembly Choir, Imusicapella and Las Pinas Boys Choir and
accompanied by Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eudenice Palaruan.
EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Wednesday, 29 February
During the last night, dedicated to Chamber Music, one will hear excerpts from Gluck's most famous and influential opera, Orfeo
, together with Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5
and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Artists for this program are Raphael Leone (Austria),
Armando Salarza, Gerardo Fajardo, Orphej Simic (Austria),
Rui Hashiba (Austria) and Minette Padilla with the
Manila Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aries Caces (Austria).
THE 36th INTERNATIONAL BAMBOO ORGAN FESTIVAL
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.
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