KALIBO, Aklan – The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on the highlights of Balete town’s centennial anniversary, Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo said.
Balate town, which name came from an enchanted tree and located on the eastern district of Aklan province, will highlight its centennial anniversary set on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.
“Aside from performing a free concert dubbed as ‘An Enchanting Evening in Balete’ on Dec. 1, the group will also stage free mentoring program for interested local ensembles and musical enthusiasts in the province,” Quimpo said.
The mentoring workshop will be done at the Infant Jesus Academy school here on Nov. 30, he added.
“This event will be made possible through the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, representative of the province of Antique,” Quimpo said.
He added admission to the concert is free on a first come, first served basis due to limited seats at the Teodoro F. Calizo Sr. Memorial Civic Center of Balete.
The 80-man Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is widely recognized as one of the top ensembles in the Asia Pacific Region and its outreach program aims to promote music appreciation to all Filipinos especially those in the underserved communities not only in Metro Manila, but also to other regions in the country.(With PIA/PN)