jose antonio rodriguez
jose antonio rodriguez

Since taking up the post of Minister of Culture in the Dominican Republic, La Romana local, José Antonio Rodríguez, has already launched, sponsored and supported many excellent initiatives across the country – and next he invites you to the Festival de Primavera in Altos de Chavón from the 23rd to the 26th of May.

Expect performances by the the National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by the Maestro José Antonio Molina, the Dominican Street Theater, the Quinteto Mirabal (string quintet), the National School of Dance (ENDANZA) and the Dominican Wind Orchestra… see below for the full program.

As a well-known Dominican artist and songwriter, here we let Dominican Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez seduce you with his poetic words – his personal invite to you to join us for the Festival de Primavera…

“The colors explode into your eyes, and the howling wind  whispers the musical secrets of the birds, while the smell of wet earth on the roads penetrates your senses, filling you with sudden optimism. If at first light you can glimpse the silent outbreak of flowers, a contemplation of beauty, then there can be no doubt – spring has arrived, a metaphor of light that nature creates to show the miracle of life in Altos de Chavón.

Altos de Chavón will play host to the Spring Festival, an opportunity to show the world, a true representation of the Dominican Republic’s art and popular culture. So on May 23, 24, 25 and 26, a series of events will invite visitors to experience the best of the Dominican Republic’s art, dance and music.

The Ministry of Culture extends a friendly hand to the Central Romana Corporation through Casa de Campo and Costasur Dominicana, to ensure the success of the Festival de Primavera.

We did our part. Now it’s your turn, distinguished visitor, to follow the ancient chant of the river and stop at Altos de Chavon, where the sun nests to welcome spring.”

— José Antonio Rodriguez, Dominican Minister of Culture

Dominican Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez also recently announced the “Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima” (cultural village), a project which is taking the old “La Fortaleza” jail overlooking the Salao river and the Casa de Campo – La Romana tourist port and converting it into a center for fine arts, a naval museum and an amphitheatre as well as an exhibit on the tabacco industry – one of the attractions directed towards tourists.

Festival de Primavera: May 23rd – May 26th

The Festival de Primavera 2013 (Spring Festival) will be celebrated in Altos de Chavón from the 23rd to the 26th of May – a magical occasion bringing the best of Dominican music and art to Casa de Campo! Expect performances by the the National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by the Maestro José Antonio Molina, the Dominican Street Theater, the Quinteto Mirabal (string quintet), the National School of Dance (ENDANZA) and the Dominican Wind Orchestra!

The Casa de Campo resort, with the support of the Ministry of Culture for the Dominican Republic cordially invites you to attend “Spring Festival 2013″ and join us for 4 days celebrating this beautiful season synonymous with life, rebirth and growth! This event is also sponsored by the Central Romana Corporation, Costasur and Silgon Inc. with Casa de Campo Living.

The schedule of the Spring Festival 2013 is as follows:

The Dominican Arts and Crafts Fair will be open on Thursday the 23rd of May from 3pm to 7pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 24th, 25th and 26th of May from 10am to 7pm.

Thursday May 23rd, 2013

“Asalto Pirata” by the Dominican Street Theater
When: 4:30pm
Where: Main plaza, Altos de Chavón

Interactive Workshop: Dominican Folkloric Dances by Xiomarita Pérez
When: 5pm – 7:30pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology, Altos de Chavón

Opening cocktail for the Abraham Lincoln School Art Exhibit
When: 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Gallery, Altos de Chavón

String and Poetry Concert with the Quinteto Mirabal and poetry read by Sandra Mustelier
When: 8:30pm
Where: The “Fish Fountain”, outside the Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Friday May 24th, 2013

Concert with the National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Antonio Molina
When: 8pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Saturday May 25th, 2013

Ballet Gala with the National School of Dance (ENDANZA)
When: 8pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Sunday May 26th, 2013

Concert with the Dominican Wind Orchestra
When: 7:30pm
Where: Main plaza, Altos de Chavón

*** ALL activities and performances are completely free of charge.

Contact:

• Casa de Campo concierge (809) 523-3333 ext.3165
• the Altos de Chavón amphitheater (809) 523-2097
• Casa de Campo Villa Owners Club (809) 523-8077