Musika sa Isla: Classical Music in Marinduque

MUSIKA SA ISLA

If you love music and would like a spontaneous summer adventure, it’s a good time to visit the island province of Marinduque.

This week, classical music takes center stage in the Third Annual Marinduque International Classical Music Festival, dubbed as Musika sa Isla, which will be held on May 18, 19, and 21 in Boac, Marinduque.

A diverse lineup of Asian musical talents, ranging from pianists to seasoned singers, will grace this year’s festival, the country’s only classical music festival. Franz Chen of Indonesia and Tomoyo Kobayashi from Japan are playing the piano. Japan’s Kazuki Yamamoto is the festival’s lone violinist, while Ivan Jenzer is representing the Philippines on the cello. Filipino soprano singer Arlene Escultero and baritone singer Joseleo Logdat are joining as well.

The music festival will take place in some of the storied attractions of Boac, the provincial capital:
May 18 – The International Concert starts at 6 p.m. at the St. Raphael Parish
May 19 – The Grand Gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Boac covered court
May 21 – Concert at the Arena: Broadway starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Moriones Arena and Park

Tickets are affordable at P200 for each event. Students get 50% discount.

Musika sa Isla is set in the quaint, bustling town of Boac in the province of Marinduque. The heart-shaped island province takes pride in its scenic landscape and rustic charm; its quiet beaches, mystical caves like the one below, and other natural wonders.

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Marinduque is a popular summer destination due to the Moriones Festival that takes place during the Lenten season.

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A budding tourist destination, the province’s near zero-crime crate and impressive agri-based economy are steadily attracting curious travelers.

Going to Marinduque is an easy bus trip away. JAC Liner includes the RORO pass with their advanced reservations now available online via Biyaheroes.com.

The third annual Musika sa Isla classical music festival is supported by AGREA Philippines, a local social enterprise that aims to revitalize agriculture in the island of Marinduque.

For more information, visit the Agrea Facebook page at http://facebook.com/AgreaInternational.

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