The International Bamboo Organ Festival began in 1976, one year after the inaugural post-restoration concert on the world’s only Bamboo Organ – an instrument that is almost 200 years old and crafted almost entirely of bamboo. This 10-day musical and cultural event features brilliant performances from homegrown talents such as the Las Piñas Boys Choir, as well as Music Professor Armando Salarza, a prominent figure in the festival as recitalist, ensemble player, harpsichordist, and conductor.
The year 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of the landmark 1975 concert, and celebrations get underway on February 19th at a gala concert. Visit www.bambooorgan.org/ibof.html for exact dates and details.
Venue: St. Joseph Parish Church, Las Pinas, Metro Manila