THREE rondalla groups, including two from outside the country, have performed at the Bacolod City Government Center on Nov. 9, 2018 as part of the 5th International Rondalla/ Plucked String Music Festival from Nov. 3 to 11.
The groups are the Taiwan Bamboo Orchestra and Taipei Guzheng Ensemble from Taiwan, Art
Company Dalmoon from South Korea, and the Mauban Community Rondalla from Quezon,
They are among the 21 groups participating in the ongoing music festival in Silay City, with the
theme, “Cuerdas sang Paghiliusa (Strings of Unity).”
The Government Center show was courtesy of the City Government of Silay.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, First Lady Elsa Leonardia, and Councilors Em Ang and Cindy Rojas
watched the show.
Leonardia thanked Silay Mayor Mark Golez for bringing the some of the rondalla performers to
the Government Center. He also thanked the three groups for delighting the audience with their
“Cuerdas sang Paghiliusa is a fitting example of how people from different places in the world
can be united through the beauty of music,” Ang said.
Watching the show were city employees and students from different elementary and high
schools, namely, Rizal Elementary School, Andres Bonifacio Elementary School I, Bata
Elementary School I, Domingo Lacson National High School, St. Scholastica’s Academy,
Negros Occidental High School and Mandalagan National High School.
Jerry Sibal, founder of the renowned Jerry Sibal Design of New York City, also witnessed the
performances. Sibal is one of the speakers at the MICECON 2018 on Nov. 27-29, and he visited
Bacolod for an ocular inspection of the conference venues.
Meanwhile, Leonardia announced that he invited the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra to
perform in Bacolod on January 31 and February 1.