Two concerts for the Nicoya peninsula

The Festival Internacional de Música Cóbano finishes up with a concert tonight in Cóbano and one Saturday morning at the  Hotel Luz de Mono in Montezuma.

The festival in its eighth year has adopted a theme of Latin American symphonies this year.

The Escuela de Música Cóbano organizes the festival which is preceded by a gathering of young musicians. Some 85 young musicians, mainly from the Pacific coast, are involved in the orchestra.

Students range from 5 to 23 years, and instructors come from other countries as well as Costa Rica.  The  Universidad de Costa Rica and the national music system also are involved.

The 8 p.m. concert tonight will be in the Casa de la Cultura de Cóbano which is to the rear of the Clínica de Cóbano. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The Saturday concert is at 10 a.m.

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