Semi-retired trio gets intimate in "The APO Collection," Oct 12 and 13


The APO Hiking Societywill stage its concert The APO Collection at the Music Museum on October12 and 13 at 8:30 p.m. Neo-Soul diva Bituin Escalante will be the trio'sspecial guest.


The APO Hiking Societyis revered as a resilient pillar of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), and in thetrio's The APO Collection concert at the Music Museum on October 12 and13 at 8:30 p.m., the APO will show how their artistry binds Pinoy music fansfrom different generations.

The APO Collection is a more intimate follow-up tothe group's highly successful PICC concert titled Mga Kuwento ng APO...38 Years of Music and Friendship lastAugust 10, where thousands of loyal fans (70 percent) watched APO perform live for the first time.

"If you haven'tseen an APO show in the last five years, chances are you don't know what an APOshow is all about," says Buboy Garrovillo. "Watch The APOCollection and take a refresher course."

Jim Paredes assuresmusic lovers that the show will be a lot of fun. He also adds that the triothrives in every Music Museum show because the venue allows the performers tointeract closely with the audience.

The APO Collection,according to Jim, will not only celebrate APO hits, but the "misses,"as well.

"We dug deep intoour 26 album repertoire," shares Jim. "In The APO Collection,we included songs that we never sang again since we recorded them. It will beexciting for everyone."

But for Danny Javier,more than performing new song numbers, the most exciting part of the concert isthe trio's new, recharged energy level and deepened perspective of the materialsthey have gathered over the years.

They are one insaying that The APO Collection will still highlight the trio'simpeccable repartee. A number of powerful medleys will also be performed at theconcert.

The APO Collection,which has Neo-Soul diva Bituin Escalante as special guest, is a rare musicaltreat after the trio's semi-retirement seven years ago.

As Danny puts it,"the next time may not happen for quite sometime."

For ticketreservations, call The Thirdline, Inc.: 426-0103 and 426-5301. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld:891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph orat the Music Museum: 721-6726, 721-0635. Tickets are priced at P2000, P1500, P800.

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