The conductor of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, Dante Anzolini, promotes the “Galapagos, Music for the Planet” festival. Photos: Archive / EL COMERCIO
The Culture House of Galápagos will present the First Annual Festival dedicated to environmental protection and musical art “Galapagos, Music for the Planet 2018”, which will have the participation of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra and the National Geographic organization. The festival will take place in Puerto Ayora, from June 6th to 9th, 2018.
Casa Natura Galápagos Lodge, as a Galapagos hotel, is ready to welcome all the people that will travel to the Enchanted Islands to enjoy this remarkable event.
Reputed American composer Philip Glass has confirmed attendance to the festival. Glass is a famous composer of contemporary academic music and music for films.
Glass will be in the audience when the Orchestra performs the soundtrack he wrote for ‘Jane’, a National Geographic documentary. The live performance will accompany the exhibition of the film.
Dante Anzolini, artistic director of the Guayaquil Symphony, indicated that the idea of the festival came up when he visited Puerto Ayora in 2017. “The objective is to encourage conscious tourism in the paradise that is Galapagos, a way to combine art and music with an ecological conviction,” he said.
The Festival seeks to inspire and emphasize the importance of ecosystem conservation. The repertoire that the Orchestra will take to the Galapagos includes international classical music and music by Ecuadorian composers. All events will be free and open to the public. The initiative has the support of National Geographic, FOX Networks Group, the Government of Ecuador and other private organizations, including Galapagos hotels like Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge.