Orchestra of the Filipino Youth is modeled after El Sistema of Venezuela and most of the students are under privileged. Please watch this video.
The students are playing the graduation recital tonight and I'm very excited to hear them perform. They spent 8 days together and grew up as musicians together. They also had lectures and projects to learn what it takes to be a musician and I'm sure they gained a lot from that part of the camp.
I'm really grateful for being here and being part of it. I'm also having a blast with the faculty!
Please check back to see my Brahms double concerto video -- in a word I had SO much fun performing with Micha Haran and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic!