Former Manila Symphony Orchestra conductor Herbert Zipper will visit the Filipino Library at 2 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of a recently released book of watercolors by his late wife, Trudl Zipper, depicting the last year of the Japanese occupation of Manila and the months after the city's liberation.
"Manila 1944-45: As Trudl Saw It" features 60 full-color reproductions of paintings done as the occupation unfolded.
Trudl, who died in 1976, was a ballerina who formed dance departments at the University of the Philippines and at the Academy of Music of Manila, while Herbert conducted the orchestra and taught music. Herbert was imprisoned by the Japanese army for six months. After his release, he joined a guerrilla group.
Herbert Zipper, 91, will relate some of his wartime experiences during the book signing.
The library is at 1925 Temple St., Suite 208. Information: (213) 484-0818 or (310) 929-2584.