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April 24, 2013

An Afternoon of Music, Poetry, and Visual Arts at the Lopez Memorial Museum

Lopez Memorial Museum celebrates the birth month of National Artist for Music and Literature Levi Celerio with an event dubbed “Off the Ground: an afternoon of music, poetry and visual arts” on April 27 (Saturday) from 4 to 6pm.
“Off the Ground” features Soprano Elainne Marie Vibal who will sing selected songs by Celerio and will be accompanied by a quintet of music scholars from the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth. High Chair poets Raymond John de Borja, Marlon Hacla, and Franz Joel Libo-on will be reading verses from their latest books, they day daze, Glossolalia, and Humigit-Kumulang which will be launched during the event.

And on display is the museum’s latest exhibition, Grounded, which juxtaposes works of guest contemporary artists Alma Quinto, Goldie Poblador, Josephine Turalba, Toym Imao, Eric Zamuco, Barbara Hlali, Khaled Hafez, and Ahmed El Shaer with works from the Lopez Museum collection such as those of Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, Nena Saguil.

The event is co-produced by High Chair, a non-profit small press that promotes genuine interest in poetry in the country through print and online publication, lectures and conversations, community workshops, and the development of poetry-teaching modules for use in the classroom and the community. Orchestra of the Filipino Youth is an after-school program that offers opportunities for children from deprived communities to achieve their full musical potential.

Admission to the event is Free.

Contact Details:
For more details, please call Fanny at (63 2) 631-2417.
Lopez Memorial Museum
Meralco Avenue

Ground Level, Benpres Bldg.
Exchange Road corner Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center
Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday April 27, 2013

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