DS Duo and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum – A Concert with a Cause

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Instituto Cervantes Manila (ICM) was the venue of A Concert with a Cause featuring DS Duo and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

DS Duo is formed by David Delgado (violin) and Stefan Schmidt (piano), and was founded in 2006. In the almost one decade of DS Duo’s existence, they have performed in Staatsoper Berlin and in Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca, Madrid, recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Spanish composer Joaquín Turina, and received praise from international critics.

Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) Quorum is composed of select senior members of OFY. OFY is the performing ensemble of Ang Misyon (The Mission) – patterned after Venezuelan José Antonio Abreu’s El Sistema (The System) – an after-school program that offers underprivileged children the chance to hone their musical abilities through classical music performance.

The stage and the members of the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum on the foreground. Photo by SPRDC.

The stage and the members of the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum on the foreground. 

The one-hour program started with David Delgado and OFY Quorum’s rendition of Pascual Marquina’s España Cañi. It was followed by Carlos Gardel’s Por Una Cabeza.

DS Duo's David Delgado performing with the Orchestra of Filipino Youth Quorum.

DS Duo’s David Delgado performing with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

A video of David Delgado’s performance with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum (Por Una Cabeza):

 

David Delgado and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum after their two numbers together.

David Delgado and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum after their two numbers together.

Later, Stefan Schmidt joined David Delgado onstage and they performed Edvard Grieg’s Prelude from Holberg Suite, Op. 40, Joaquín Turina’s El Poema de Una Sanluqueña and Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve.

DS Duo - David Delgado and Stefan Schmidt at Instituto Cervantes Manila.

DS Duo – David Delgado and Stefan Schmidt at Instituto Cervantes Manila.

Video of DS Duo – David Delgado and Stefan Schmidt’s rendition of Joaquín Turina’s El Poema de Una Sanluqueña.

 

The duo were joined by the OFY Quorum and they performed Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet. The audience gave them an enthusiastic standing ovation.

DS Duo with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

DS Duo with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

A video of DS Duo and OFY Quorum’s Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet:

 

DS Duo and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum after their final number.

DS Duo and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum after their final number. Photo by SPRDC.

David Delgado and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

David Delgado and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

OFY's Artistic Director Jiovanney Emmanuel Cruz.

OFY’s Artistic Director Jiovanney Emmanuel Cruz.

Me, Jacob and Kody with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum.

Me, Jacob and Kody with the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum. Photos by SPRDC.

Me with DS Duo's David Delgado.

Me with DS Duo’s David Delgado. Photo by SPRDC.

Me with DS Duo's Stefan Schmidt. Photo by SPRDC.

Me with DS Duo’s Stefan Schmidt. Photo by SPRDC.

A Concert with a Cause was made possible through the collaboration of Embassy of Spain, Acción Cultural Española and Ang Misyon.

For more information about Ang Misyon, please visit angmisyon.com. To learn more about DS Duo, please visit www.duods.com.

 

 

2 thoughts on “DS Duo and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Quorum – A Concert with a Cause

  1. Wow! I am really into music.. but the saddest part is that I wish I am good in playing any musical instruments.. That was really my dream..I know a little bit on how to play piano but right now I am interested in violin.. I wish ang Misyon will accept like me who wants to learn free lessons but it seems it is intended for youth.. If you know any organization who will provide free musical lessons in instrument or has a lower fee for teaching musical instruments.. please inform me.. Don’t you like to learn one? 😉

    1. Hi, Emee! 🙂 I am glad that you appreciate this entry and classical music. Maybe Ang Misyon has a program for adults. 🙂 But yes, when I find an organization/individual that offers music lessons for free/low fee, I will tell you. And no, I do not have musical inclination and I am not in a hurry to change that. Hehehe.

      Kumusta ka na?

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