Fil Am Community Celebration: Philippine Gold

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The Benefit Committee of the Philippine Gold Exhibition invites the Filipino American Community to an evening of celebration on Saturday, Sept. 12th at the opening of Philippine Gold:  Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms at Asia Society in New York City.  

The Fil Am Community Celebration will feature live music, pica pica reception and tours of the Exhibition.  There will be a special performance of Langhapin, Lasapin, Namnamin…Pag-Ibig at 7PM.  For tickets and more information about the Fil Am Community Celebration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212-327-9335. 

The Sept. 12th special presentation explores love in its many aspects through Philippine songs of various genres performed by outstanding Filipino and American classical singers and musicians, offering a glimpse of Philippines musical identity and heritage.  Soprano Katrina Saporsantos headlines the evening program. 

Katrina has performed around the world and is an award winning professional singer.  She has served as Chorus Director of the Children’s Orchestra Society, sang in the US production of Noli Me Tangere and most recently, Great Composer Series:  Nicanor Abelardo (which this writer found her performance compelling and delightful, magical and flawless). A graduate of the University of the Philippines, she completed her Professional Studies Certificate and Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York.  Additional program details will follow. 

Asia Society New York and Asia Society Philippines, in collaboration with the Ayala Museum in the Philippines, will bring the Philippine Gold Exhibition featuring 120 gold objects from the pre-Hispanic period 10th to 13th centuries for the first time outside the Philippines to New York City.  Philippine Gold Exhibition, running Sept 11, 2015 thru Jan. 3, 2016, will display gold necklaces, chains, waistbands, bangles, ritual bowls, implements, ceremonial weapons and more. 

Headed by Co-Chairs Loida Nicolas Lewis and Doris Magsaysay Ho, the Philippine Gold Benefit Committee has reached out to the Filipino American Community to this spectacular celebration of art and culture.  She has welcomed Fil Am leaders and organizations to this community event. 

“Throughout the Philippine Gold 3-month Exhibit, there will be Fil Am music, dance and theatre groups and artists,” said Mrs. Lewis, “as well as guest lecturers and chefs will be part of the cultural celebration at Asia Society. Bring your friends and family!”

For tickets and more information about the Philippine Gold Premiere Night Gala, email PhilippineGold@ AsiaSociety.org or call 212-327-9335.