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Saint Malo Music Festival 2016. For nine days classical music will sound throughout Panama City, Boquete and David thanks to the Alfredo Saint Malo Panama Music Festival, a project organized by the Fundación Sinfonia Concertante de Panama. The musical event will take place from Tuesday 3 to Thursday, June 12 in different venues such as the Contemporary Art Museum, San Jose Church in Casco Antiguo, the Anita Villalaz Theater and the Boquete Library. Tickets cost $20, $10 and $5 (students) for sale at the box office.
The objective of the Alfredo Saint Malo Panama Music Festival is to prepare Panamanian children for the world of classical music by promoting this art form in schools, improving learning techniques and producing first class musicians.
Panamanian and U.S.A. orchestras, quartets, choirs and musicians will take part in the festival which will have presentations in David and Boquete, Chiriqui province and Panama City. The program begins on Friday, June 3 with a homage to Alfredo Saint Malo, one of the first classical violinists in the country, with a presentation of the Panama Children and Juvenile Philharmonic Network, who will perform pieces by Eduardo Charpentier, J.S. Bach, Luis Enrique Casal and Cesar Franck at the Contemporary Museum in Ancon. Entrance is free and doors open at 7:30.
On Saturday 4, varios children’s and juvenile orchestras from Panama City and Nata will play at the San Jose Church, in Casco Antiguo at 3:00 p.m. Entrance is free, but a donation of $10 is suggested. Also the Pen Trio from the United States will be at the Anita Villalaz Theater at 8:00 p.m. This wind ensemble regularly tours throughout North America and abroad and has become known for the quality and energy of their performances. They will perform the ‘Suite pour Trio D’Anches’ by Alexandre Tansman and Wendy Wan-Ki Lee’s ‘Blue Fountains, Red Flames’.
The Polyphonic choir “A Viva Voz” from Chiriqui University together with its string orchestra will perform a selection of compositions by Ralph Manuel, J. S. Bach, Ola Gjeilo and Ennio Morricone, among others, at the San Jose Church, Casco Antiguo at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday 5. Although entrance is free a suggested donation of $10 will be welcome.
Monday 6 is the turn of the wind instruments with performances of Isthmus Sax, Broncés Quintet and the Wind Classical Quintet at the San Juan de La Salle Church and Santa Monica (the stone church in Parque Lefevre) from 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation $10.
The following day, Tuesday 7 will be dedicated to the voices and the groups Quinteto de Voz (Voice Quintet) and A Tutta Voce will delight the public at the Anita Villalaz Theater in Casco Antiguo, from 8:00 p.m. with arias from the Magic Flute by Mozart and songs from musicals and other modern compositions.
The U.S percussion group, Three by Radio, will take the stage at the Anita Villalaz Theater on Wednesday 8 at 8:00 p.m. This Cincinnati trio invites the audience to explore and experience the vast musical possibilities of percussion.
Camerata Panama, with guest artistes, Victor Mata and Aura Treviño, will play music by Bach, Mozart and Grieg at the Anita Villalaz Theater on Thursday 9.
On Friday 10 from 7:00 p.m.the Boquete Library will be the venue for Camerata Alfredo Saint Malo, formed by national and international artistes who will play a selection of pieces by Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Shostakovich. Tickets cost $15 for sale at the library and Mail Boxes.
The festival closes on Sunday 12 at the Anita Villalaz Theater with the Camerata Alfredo Saint Malo. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. The program is similar to the one in Boquete.
During the festival master classes will take place with musicians from the United States, Uruguay and Panama.
Tickets from $20 for sale at the box office and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the festival visit asmfestivalpanama.com.