Musicalion, week-long stage arts in Parque Omar

The National Ballet at last year’s show

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Dance, music and even sports come together at the amphitheater of Parque Omar for the third edition of Musicalion, Tuesday, February 3 – Sunday, February 8. Over the six days of the festival, presentations from more than 150 artistes will take place, all free to attend.

The National Ballet at last year’s show

The National Ballet at last year’s show (Photo: Domingo Dionel Espino)

It all begins February 3 with “Don Quixote,” courtesy of Panama’s National Ballet. On Wednesday, February 4, “Juventud Sinfónica” will present a classical music concert showcasing their new pool of talent. On Thursday, February 5, rock favorites Son Miserables take the stage. On Friday, February 6, the kids from the popular TV shows, “Pelaos con Salsa” and “Semilla de Cantores” will perform.

Baritone Ricardo Velásquez

Baritone Ricardo Velásquez performs with the Juventud Sinfónica choir on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m.

This revamped version of the event includes a sports component, a “walk-race for the arts” taking place Saturday, February 7 at 7 a.m. Closing things out later that day will be the popular “Rock Sinfónico” show, featuring renowned Panamanian musicians and singers.

Hours: With the exception of the sporting event, all of these free activities will take place at 7 p.m. daily.

For its first two editions, the event amassed an audience of 200,000 and more are expected this year. According to Musicalion’s executive producer, Madelaine Leignadier, the festival seeks to “create a collective awareness of the importance of art for the development of a better society.”

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