Candon City Heats Up Summer With Its First-Ever Music Festival Set From May 23 - 25

Published · Thursday, May 09, 2019 09:57 AM

Candon City intensifies the summer heat with THE CANDON MUSIC FESTIVAL, a three-day festival of music from May 23 – 25, 2019 which will be held at the Bagani Campo Concert Grounds of the City of Candon, Ilocos Sur.

The first-ever grand concert of its kind in the north, the Candon Music Festival aims to awaken in Ilocos a profound appreciation of the different genres of music and to inspire young Ilocanos to develop a deeper admiration of the music industry.

 National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab is the festival director

The Candon Music Festival will showcase a wide repertoire of music designed to captivate audiences with varied tastes ranging from classical performances, pop music, rave, and rock. 

Here with are the participating artists: 

May 23 ( Thursday ): Banda ni Kleggy, Deck of Cards, IMAGO, Manila Symphony Orchestra, Noel Cabangon, Philippine Cello Ensemble, Prof. Ronan Ferrer, Tenor and Spongecola.

May 24 ( Friday ): 6Cyclemind, Candon City Chamber Orchestra, Candon City Children’s Choir, Candon City Chorale, Gloc-9, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Pinoy Brass, and Tila Baliw.

May 25 ( Saturday): Aimee Mina de la Cruz ( Marimba ), Cardona Youth Symphonic Band, Davey Langit, DJ Patty Tiu, Jammers, Kabataang Gitarista, Orange & Lemons, Rivermaya and Ryan Cayabyab Singers.

Special guests include Regina Garabiles ( Soprano ), Jedessa Calacday ( Soprano ), Melissa Nartatez ( Piano ), Joy Allan de la Cruz ( Viola ), and DJ Lester Paul M. Vaño.

The Candon Music Festival is a collaboration of Congressman Eric D. Singson with the provincial government headed  by Governor Ryan Singson, the City of Candon headed by Mayor Ericson Singson, and Project Manager Kristine Singson-Meehan with the Council for Culture, Arts and Tourism of the 2nd District of Ilocos Sur.

A connoisseur of art himself, Congressman Eric D. Singson, has always advocated the promotion of tourism through the integration of music, culture and arts. 

In fact, the Candon Music Festival is an offshoot of the first concert in Candon City, through the initiative of Congressman Eric D. Singson in partnership with the MDS Foundation staged in 2008. The concert dubbed Intay Lagipen (Let us Remember) reintroduced music and culture to the city. 

To ensure continuity of the program and as part of the long term plan, eight young people were sent on a scholarship to the Conservatory of Music at St. Paul University Manila. After graduation, they joined the MDS Foundation to teach the young children and the youth of Candon City to sing and play musical instruments. Intensive Summer Camps are held regularly to foster the appreciation for music instilled in the new generation of Ilocanos. 

The Candon Music Festival is truly a celebration of music and the talents of these young musicians as much as an invitation to locals and tourists from nearby districts and provinces, to bask in the many forms of aesthetics Candon City has to offer.

Free concert passes are available at partner establishments and government offices. Limited free concert passes will also be issued on site.

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