Phil­har­monic Orches­tra to kick off 14th Ba­co­lao­diat Fes­ti­val on Feb. 1

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THE Philip­pine Phil­har­monic Orches­tra will kick off the 14th Ba­co­lao­diat Fes­ti­val, Ba­colod City’s cel­e­bra­tion of the Chi­nese New Year, with a free open-air con­cert at the Ba­colod City Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter (BCGC) grounds on Fe­bru­ary 1 at 7 p.m.

The al fresco con­cert is a part­ner­ship be­tween the Ba­co­lao­diat Fes­ti­val Inc. and the City Gov­ern­ment of Ba­colod.

This year’s Ba­co­lao­diat Fes­ti­val will be held on Fe­bru­ary 1 to 4 at the BCGC grounds - the main site of the fes­ti­val.

Be­fore its Fe­bru­ary 1 con­cert, the 80-man Phil­har­monic Orches­tra will also hold a con­cert at the SMX Con­ven­tion Cen­ter on Jan­uary 31.

The Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, that cel­e­brated its 45th an­niver­sary re­cently, makes Ba­colod as one of their con­cert venues for their 36th sea­son un­der Mae­stro Yoshikazu Fuku­mura and as­so­ciate con­duc­tor Her­minig­ildo Ran­era.

Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia said: “Ba­colod has to grow in all as­pects, in­clud­ing cul­ture.

“It will boost our ef­forts to re­vive our peo­ple’s in­ter­est in the per­form­ing arts,” he added.

Coun­cilor Em Ang, project man­ager of the con­cert, said they started meet­ing with CCP pres­i­dent Arse­nio Lizaso and other CCP of­fi­cials since last year to make sure that the Ba­colod con­cert is in­cluded in the 2019 con­cert cal­en­dar of the Phil­har­monic Orches­tra./ PR

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