The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 7pm
An Evening with the Recycled Orchestra Ensemble of Cateura, Paraguay

Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students

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Please note that advance tickets are sold out.
Standing-room only tickets are available at the door.
(Chairs are available for guests with mobility difficulties.)


Join us in MOA’s Great Hall for a performance from the world-famous Recycled Orchestra Ensemble of Cateura, Paraguay — also known as Landfill Harmonic.


The Paraguayan musical youth group live next to one of South America’s largest landfills and play instruments made entirely out of garbage. Members of the orchestra have performed around the world, and have played for Pope Francis and opened for Metallica in Chile. Ten of the musicians will join us in Vancouver for this special concert.


The evening will include two sets of music, as well as a presentation and Q&A form the orchestra director Favio Chavez and members of the Orchestra. Excerpts of Landfill Harmonic, an award-winning documentary about the group, will be shown in MOA’s Theatre Gallery throughout the evening.


MOA’s galleries will be open until 9pm, and museum admission is included with your ticket. Come early and relax with a snack at Café MOA, or see our latest exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.


This event is backed by Vancouver organization Instruments Beyond Borders, which donates instruments and money to youth music programs in disadvantaged communities at home and abroad.


Sponsored by MOA, the UBC Sustainability Initiative, UBC School of Music, UBC Liu Institute of Global Studies, UBC Arts & Culture District and the UBC Faculty of Arts.


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