Savor classical music in Mariduque’s Musika sa Isla

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Once again, classical music takes center stage in Marinduque as it holds its 3rd annual international music festival, the country’s only classical music fest, on May 18, 19, and 21.

This year, “Musika sa Isla” brings symphonies to wake the sleepy town of Boac featuring premier musicians from across the Asia.

A diverse roster of musical talents, ranging from pianists to seasoned singers will grace to perform in the music fest. This year, 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.

“Musika sa Isla” will take place in the capital’s storied attractions:

May 18, 6 p.m. at the St. Raphael Parish – International Concert

May 19, 6 p.m. at the Boac covered court – Grand Gala

May 21 at the Moriones Arena and Park – Additional Concert

But the better news is this: Tickets sell for only P200 for each event and students even get 50% off for one.

Why Boac?

“Musika sa Isla” is set in the quaint but bustling city of Boac in Marinduque province. The heart-shaped island takes pride in its scenic landscape, rustic charm, and other natural wonders. Its near zero-crime crate and impressive agri-based economy are attracting curious wanderers as Marinduque poises itself as a budding tourist destination.

Once dubbed as the country’s “forgotten paradise,” it’s time for us to remember the beauty we’ve always had, the beauty we need to recognize. An easy bus trip away, JAC Liner even includes the RORO pass with their advanced reservations now available online.

This third annual classical music festival is supported by AGREA Philippines, a local social enterprise that hopes to revitalize agriculture in the island of Marinduque.

For inquiries, contact:

Mirra Reyes

mirra@biyaheroes.com

0917-535- 1501, (02) 507-8575

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