The National Commission for Culture and Arts, along with Seoul Music Group are teaming up for the first-ever ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival. An initiative to promote cultural exchange and showcase regional talent of the ASEAN Member States and the Republic of Korea, the festival is taking place this week, from November 26 to December 9, 2017.
In line with this year's theme, Celebrating ASEAN Traditions Across Cultures, the music festival gathers some of the finest flute musicians from the region to perform and provide lectures in various cultural, public, and academic venues in the Philippines and Korea.
The event aims to provide opportunities for flutists in Southeast Asia and Korea to share their renditions of contemporary and traditional songs to a wider audience.
The festival will kick off with several pocket shows and cultural tours in Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, and Pampanga, and will culminate with a gala performance concert at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza on December 1st. A public performance concert will take place at Luneta National Park on December 2. Entrance is free.
Featuring the artistic direction of National Artist for Music Dr. Ramon P. Santos, the ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival is set to break new grounds for deeper sense of cultural awareness and for better understanding of our shared musical heritage with neighboring ASEAN countries and Korea.
ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival is a joint project of the Philippines and Korea, with funding support from the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund, as part of the celebration to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN, the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-KOREA Dialogue Partnership, as well as the ASEAN-Korea Cultural Exchange Year 2017.