Posted 6 December, 2013 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Invitan al Quinto Festival Internacional de Música Antigua


Carlos Estrada comments on festival concerts.

The Fifth International Music Festival will be conducting the 8 to the 14 December, with the presentation of seven concerts to be held in three different cities. The festival is organized by the Directorate-General of Arts, Ministry of Culture and Sports, with support from other institutions.

The activity will begin on Sunday 8 December with Baroque Consortium, in the Cathedral of San Juan del Obispo, Capital City. Other concerts will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Quetzaltenango and San Miguel Church of the Capuchins in La Antigua Guatemala. On Thursday 12, capital is held in town, concert "Join Galante" in Mexico, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, area 10.

Besides ensemble from Mexico, other international grouping is "Syntagma Musicum" from Costa Rica. Both groups offer concerts in the three host cities.

Charles Stuart Estrada, Director of Fine Arts and Theatre Festival organizer said that this event is of great significance to artistic and cultural level by the musical exchange between the participating countries and the audience.

Something that characterizes this festival is that the music they play is Baroque, hence the name of the festival that also alludes to the city of La Antigua Guatemala, place where the first editions were made.

Another important feature is that each concert will be held inside the participating churches, using no amplification, order to appreciate the instruments of the time in your state and natural environment, acoustic advantage offered by the vaults of buildings.

The International Music Festival is a space where Guatemalans and can find a respite from everything that happens

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in our country and in the world at the same time offers a different musical perspective which has generally, said Carlos Estrada, organizer.

Admission is free, space is limited and the event program is in the official site of MCD.

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