PHOTO CREDIT: Children’s Orchestra Society Release

Children’s Orchestra Society (COS) is presenting a benefit concert titled “Masterworks” featuring Filipino classical musicians Michael Dadap as principal conductor and David Marc Tagle on cello on stage on March 10, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th Street in New York, NY.

COS, founded by Dr. Hiao Tsiun Ma (father of cellist Yo Yo Ma) for musically talented children and teens, is now under the leadership of Michael Dadap, a multi-awarded Filipino guitarist, composer and conductor and his wife Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma. Dadap conducts the Masterworks concert as the launching of their alumni orchestra.

Grammy-winning cellist and Sony recording artist David Marc Tagle, who joined the youth orchestra at age seventeen, joins the alumni orchestra on cello.

In a media release sent to Good News Pilipinas, COS announced the alumni orchestra will be featuring Violist Jordan Bak. faculty members Gloria Shih (Piano), Kevin Shue (Violin), D. Marc Tagle (Cello) in Amy Beach’s Piano Trio; Tim Cho (Violin), Yeou-Cheng Ma (Violin/Viola), Olivia Martinez (Viola), Grace Wu (Cello) in a US Premiere of COS Founder Dr. H. T. Ma’s Scherzando, and all string players for Dvorak’s String Sextet.

Alumnus Jordan Bak, Violist, will perform as soloist in Bruch’s Romance for Viola & Orchestra, to be concluded with Mozart’s Symphony #40, with the alumni orchestra joined by key players of the Young Symphonic Ensemble.

The COS Masterworks concert is part of the new concert season for the non-profit organization that provides training in classical music with a child-centered teaching approach. The COS has performed for the United Nations, in Carnegie Hall, and many other stages in several cities in the United States and around the world, including the Philippines.

Michael Dadap is next scheduled to conduct the CSO’s 50th Anniversary Gala at Carnegie Hall on June 20.

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