The Philippines-based Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) made its Middle East debut last month, traveling to Doha, Qatar to perform concerts on October 25 and 26 at the Qatar National Library and the Katara Opera House.
OFY, a 68-member ensemble, is the advanced orchestra of Ang Misyon, Inc., a Sistema-inspired program of the Philippines. OFY’s conductor is Venezuelan maestro Joshua Dos Santos. The orchestra performed Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Symphony No. 12 by Shostakovich, Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Damaso Perez Prado’s Mambo No. 8, and Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko by Filipino composer Rey Valera.
Date Published: 27 October 2018