Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY)
The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) is the main performing arm of Ang Misyon. The OFY has performed internationally in countries such as Malaysia, United States and Qatar, wherein they were the first Filipino symphony orchestra to have played in Katara Opera House. Notable local events include performances in venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, as well as concerts in Iloilo, Dumaguete and Batangas. They have also played for large public audiences around Metro Manila such as at the Sun Life Amphitheater, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Galleria, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.
Under the baton of Gerard Salonga and guidance of professional mentors, the OFY curriculum is specifically curated for a high-quality youth orchestra. The one-on-one lessons, sectional workshops, and master classes give them the opportunity to learn challenging pieces ranging from classical and pop music.
Members of the OFY have also grown to become mentors of the younger generation, sharing their learnings and experiences from Ang Misyon as a way of paying it forward.