Triangle Youth Symphony

The Triangle Youth Symphony is for young musicians to expand their musical skills. Its mission is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for its members to develop musical skills in a full-orchestra setting by working with professional musicians and performing great classical music. TYS rehearses on Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 , in the Athens Drive High School band room and performs in Meymandi Concert Hall. Membership is by audition, held before the season in late August. Playing ability and balance of instrumentation are the determining factors in the selection of members. Members must be available for the following dress rehearsals and concerts in Meymandi Concert Hall: 11/21/16, 11/22/16, 4/24/17 and 5/1/17. The annual fee for participation in TYS for the 2016 - 2017 season is $330. Families with multiple musicians, or single musicians participating in more than one ensemble, will receive a 20% discount on the smaller participation fee. No musician is turned away for inability to pay the participation fee.

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Triangle Youth Symphony


McCrae Hardy, Conductor, Triangle Youth Symphony

McCrae Hardy was the founding Music Director of the North Carolina Theatre, conducting ninety productions from 1984 to 2005. He also was the Music Director of the outdoor drama Unto These Hills for three decades, and more than three million patrons heard his orchestration of the music score. A graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Mr. Hardy has been in great demand as collaborator and conductor of musical productions around the country, among them: Patsy, touring nationally in a tribute to the legendary Patsy Cline; the Duke Children s Classic, with such stars as Perry Como and Tony Bennett; and fifteen seasons as Music Director of the Pittsburgh s Civic Light Opera company in productions of A Musical Christmas Carol . He has led productions in Toronto, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Branson. Mr. Hardy is a frequent contributor of special orchestrations for the North Carolina Symphony and has appeared as Guest Conductor on several occasions. In 1994, McCrae was awarded the Raleigh Medal of Arts for his "extraordinary achievement" in the arts.

Gina Ali, Triangle Youth String Orchestra - Cary, Assistant  Conductor

Gina Ali, Strings Coach Triangle Youth Symphony
Gina Ali, born in North Carolina, started playing violin at a very young age. Her love for music grew throughout her youth as she participated in many of the local youth orchestras, including our own Triangle Youth Philharmonic. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from Meredith College, with an emphasis in Music Education. She spent ten years teaching strings in the San Francisco Bay Area and has since returned to teach for Wake County Public Schools. Ms. Ali formerly served as the orchestra director at Hunter Elementary in Raleigh. She started the Mission Attendance Area String Program in Fremont, California and was the Lower School Director or Music and Strings at Redwood Day School in Oakland, California. Currently, she is teaching at Stough Elementary in Raleigh. Over the years Gina has enjoying playing with several chamber groups, as well as the Appalachian Symphony, the Raleigh Civic Symphony, the Oakland Civic Orchestra and the San Francisco Sinfonietta.

TYS Repertoire
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach - Caillet Fugue in g minor "The Little"
Bach - Stokowski Chorale Prelude from Easter Cantata
Bach - Stokowski Komm Susser Tod
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Finale
Berlioz Hungarian March
Berlioz March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Bizet March of the Toreadors and Habanera from Carmen
Brahms - Muller Symphony No. 1 Op.68, Finale
Bruckner - Leidig Symphony No. 7, third movement
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland John Henry
Dvorak Slavonic Dance No. 8
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "New World", Finale
Gluck Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Handel - Johnson Overture to The Royal Fireworks
Haydn Symphony No. 104 "London"
Liszt Les Preludes
Mahler - Leidig Symphony No. 3, third movement
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mozart Symphony No. 25 K183
Mozart - Isaac Symphony No. 40
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition: Great Gate of Kiev
Nosow Two Movements for String Orchestra
Offenbach - Isaac Ballet Parisien
Rimsky-Korsakov Selections from Capriccio Espangol
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture
Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale
Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Sousa Sempre Fidelis
Stringfield Cripple Creek from Southern Mountains
Suppe Light Cavalry Overture
Tchaikovsky Overture to Romeo and Juliet
Tschaikovsky - Lehmeier "1812" Overture
Tschaikovsky - Isaac Selections from Nutcracker Suite
Tschaikovsky Symphony No. 6; Introduction and March
Vaughan-Williams English Folk Song Suite
Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Vaughan-Williams Sea Songs Suite
Verdi Grand March from Aida
Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Wagner - Meyer

Siegfried Idyll

Walton Crown Imperial March