The Children's Orchestra Society 15th Annual Discovery Concert and 40th Anniversary Gala Benefit at Carnegie Hall
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The Children's Orchestra Society 15th Annual Discovery Concert and 40th Anniversary Gala Benefit held at Carnegie Hall on June 3, 2009 featured Music Director and Conductor, Michael Dadap and the Children's Orchestra Society's Young Symphonic Ensemble with a special guest appearance by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Ma together with Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, the Executive Director of the Orchestra and Mr. Dadap performed Kundiman, a traditional Filipino romantic song. The concert also featured the 2009 Discovery Artist Sheena Tsai who performed Violin Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op. 61 by Saint-Saens. Guest Artists Soovin Kim on Violin, Eric Jacobsen of Cello and Orli Shaham on Piano played Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major Op. 56. The Young Symphonic Orchestra opened the concert with Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville and closed the concert with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36. The YSE included: Violins: Sheena Tsai, Kelly Klein, Jeffrey Wong, Bradley Bosenbeck, Kevin Cheung, Gilad Fefer, Kara Cantele, Erick Celedonio, Richie Chen, Nicole Chun, Risa Eskew, Kanad Ghosh, Amie Ha, Kristen Lee, Yvette Leung, Emma Lichtenstein, Kota Nomura, Karen Schaub, Allison Shen, Anna Stacy, Stephanie Sun, Patrick Tsai, Jackie Wu, Elsie Yau, Eric Zhang, Pamela Sandelacruz Jenny Tsai, Jeremy Cushman. Violas: Max Sorrett, Annija Kerno, Jean Lim, Kevin Louie, Alexandra Lukasiewicz, Yuta Makita, Elizabeth Norton, Emily Waldman. Cellos: Aya Terki, Anna Kim, Rebecca Cushman, Suebin Hong, Mohit Mansukhani, Alec Maire, Samantha Oh, Sean Oh, Emily Siegel, Allison Lee, Brain Yau. Double Bass: Katherine Leavy, Jessica Fogel, Emil Botti, Deb Spohneimer. Flutes: Patricia Catalano, Anna Cammisa, Jennifer Huang, Stacey Chou, Esther Hung. Oboes: Alyssa Olivo, Emily Chumas. Clarinets: Gloria Park, Soon Sung Park, Melanie Haberman. Bassoons: Keshav Kalanadhabhatta, Kevin Liu, Kesar Shah. French Horns: Serge Liberovsky, Andrew Capetandes, Marianna Healy, Tim McCarthy. Trumpets: Jacqueline Anerella, Nikolas Betzios, York Kitajima, Alexander Lee. Trombones: Joshua Brenner, Hitomi Yakata. Bass Trombone: Mark Sheppard. Tuba: John Altieri. Percussion: Brandon Blau, Chris Leich, Ryan Murphy, Nathan Dadap.