This Filipino conductor is teaching classical and orchestral music to youth

NEW YORK — While every beat and airy gesture of a conductor’s baton can conjure beautiful music, much of the magic happens even before a live performance.

Fil-Am principal conductor Michael Dadap says that’s exactly why the Children’s Orchestra Society, for 50 years now, has dedicated itself to teaching the language of music to children and teens, to cultivate and nurture the next generation of musicians – so that when they finally get to perform onstage, it will be magical.

Among them is Fil-Am cellist David Marc Tagle, who joined COS in his teens.

A graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music – this multi-award winning cellist has performed all over the world.

The masterworks concert series is an annual recital to showcase the COS faculty and students in a night of classic orchestra music.

COS is also getting ready for their5oth anniversary in June to be staged at the historic Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

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