• 07/24/2019
  • 07:30 AM
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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

impressive performances.


“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.

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