February 01, 2016

41st International Bamboo Organ Festival

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  • Father Diego Cera is truly a gifted man, especially with organs. His best piece, the Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church is the centrepiece of the annual International Bamboo Organ Festival, happening this year from Feb. 18 – 24, 2016 in Las Piñas City.


    MAJESTIC. The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ acts as the central musical instrument in the International Bamboo Festival.

    Now on its 41st year, the International Bamboo Organ Festival still draws large crowds, all of whom are struck by the unique sound of bamboo used in a pipe organ. This year, the Bamboo Organ will dialogue with a pan-flute, the predecessor of the pipe organ, played by the world famous Swiss pan flutist Michel Tirabosco. Ralph Leone, former principal piccolo player of the Wiener Philharmoniker, will also be performing with the Bamboo Organ.


    The event will celebrate the Bamboo Organ’s 200th year, solidifying its claim to fame as the only known oldest and largest of its kind. Its two-century existence also acts as a tribute to its builder, Father Diego Cera.

    Visit http://bambooorgan.org/ for the full schedule of the festival, as well as ticket information.


    What: 41st International Bamboo Organ Festival
    When: February 18 – 24, 2016
    Where: St. Joseph Parish Church, Las Piñas City
    Ticket information: (02) 825-7190 or (02) 820-0795

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