Learn about the200 years old bamboo pipes

It has been in 1816 that Diego Cera started cutting the bamboo canes which he was going to use for the Bamboo Organ. Indeed, the bamboo pipes of the Bamboo Organ are 200 years old.

To celebrate this event, we will focus on the unique sound of bamboo used in a pipe organ. The Bamboo Organ will dialogue with a pan-flute, the predecessor of the pipe organ, ably played by the world famous Swiss pan flutist Michel Tirabosco. We will also have with us the former principal piccolo player of the Wiener Philharmoniker Raphael Leone. And our resident conductor Eudenice Palaruan wrote a special piece “Cañas” for this occasion.

We are grateful to Diego Cera for having applied the right (organic and environmental-friendly) “chemicals” so that we can still hear this instruments 200 years after it has been built, with its original bamboo pipes! Come and hear the Bamboo Organ in the unique setting of the Festival.

The 41st International Bamboo Organ Festival
18 - 24 February 2016
Concert time : 8 PM

The bamboo pipes of the Bamboo Organ are now 200 years old

18, 19, 24 February 2016


Bamboo Organ in dialogue with (pan)flute
Magnificat (Francesco Durante)
Motet “Jesu meine Freude” (J.S.Bach)
Concerto for violin, organ, strings and bc RV 808 (Vivaldi)
* * *
Concerto for flautino in C major, RV 443 (Vivaldi)
Caña (Eudenice Palaruan) for Bamboo Organ and bamboo instruments
Organ solo (prize-winning composition of contest)
Misa Criolla (Ariel Ramirez)

Armando Salarza, organ * Gina Medina, violin * Michel Tirabosco, pan flute *
Raphael Leone, piccolo * Christian Dino, organ * Villancico Vocal Ensemble *
MSO Chamber Orchestra * Eudenice Palaruan, conductor

20 February 2016

Concert under the Trees

UP Jazz Ensemble
with special participation of
Michel Tirabosco, pan flute (Switzerland) + Jean-Marie Reboul, piano (France)
Raphael Leone, flute (Austria)

21 February 2016

Pan flute and Bamboo

Michel Tirabosco, pan flute (Switzerland) + Jean-Marie Reboul, organ (France)
Works by Bach, Mozart, Fauré; Yiddish, Argentinean, Spanish and Romanian traditions

22 February 2016

Organ Recital

at the Bamboo Organ and the Auditorium Organ
Jennifer Chou (Australia)

23 February 2016

Betis and Las Piñas

“Mirabilia”, the children’s choir from Betis (Pampanga) ,
Msgr.Greg Canlas, conductor
Las Piñas Boys Choir
Armando Salarza, conductor and organist

Tickets priced at P600, P400 and P200

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