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PA COVID-19 Response Plan

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The Philharmonic Association has made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining events through May 15 including rehearsals, auditions and performances. We will continually assess PA activities in light of the COVID-19 situation, with guidance from local authorities. We hope to come up with an innovative way to present the spring concerts. In the meantime, PA staff have come up with all sorts of activities for our young musicians. These plans are being communicated through our regular channels. The PA is continuing to employ our staff in order to keep the mission going during this difficult time. Our highest hope

Highlights from TYJE’s Spring Concert

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The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble recently performed their spring concert which was enjoyed by many.  Philharmonic Association member and intern, Mary Kolbas, shares what she enjoyed about the concert in her review of the event: "On March 7th, the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) performed at Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex. With their diverse program, director Greg Gelb was able to show off the group’s unified sound and talented soloists. TYJE's performance revealed the bond these musicians have with both the music and each other. It was common to see musicians bouncing along to the music and smiling at

About Elmer Gibson’s Music

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To meet Elmer Gibson is to meet a musician who has embraced every musical opportunity that life has presented him. Gibson began playing classical piano at the age of three, went on to learn trumpet at the age of ten, and focused his attention on jazz at the age of twenty-one while studying piano under Irwin Gelber.  By the age of twenty-four, Gibson had formed his own jazz trio. Gibson was also an avid composer, and when his jazz trio performed at the Villanova Jazz Festival, it was almost entirely his original compositions that they played.  A trademark of Gibson’s

PA Member Selected as Kenan Music Scholar

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There is nothing more rewarding to Philharmonic Association staff than seeing our members passionately pursue their musical interests both within this organization and beyond.  For this reason, we are incredibly proud of TYJE member Adithya Sriram for winning the Kenan Music Scholarship.  Adithya has participated in the Philharmonic Association for eight years, starting off as a violinist in our Triangle Youth String Orchestra and moving on to play violin in our Triangle Youth Orchestra and Triangle Symphony and saxophone in our Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra and Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble.   The Kenan Music Scholarship is a premier scholarship of the

Proud of Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra!

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Both our Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra participated in this year's Regional Essentially Ellington Festival at UNC Chapel Hill.  We are proud that both of our participating groups received awards at this competition.  The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble won the award for Outstanding Overall Band  while our Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra won, for the first time, the award for Outstanding Community Band.   For the Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra, to win such a competitive award is an exceptional accomplishment for the ensemble and the Philharmonic Association as a whole.  Awards are only given to three of the

TYP Honors Recital Postponed

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The wealth of talent auditioning on January 12th at Ruggero Piano for the Triangle Youth Philharmonic Honors Recital was incredible! Every single musician who played that day would have represented the Philharmonic Association and TYP very well in the upcoming March "Fourth Friday" recital series at Ruggero Piano. But, we only wanted about an hour of music. Our adjudicator, Harry Davidson who serves as the Conductor of the Duke University Orchestra, deliberated for a long time after the auditions and it was obviously not easy to come to a decision. We are pleased that there will be two chamber pieces

Expanding the Horizons of Young Musicians

The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to educate the next generation in great classical and jazz music through ensemble performance, while encouraging appreciation, community participation, and support of these activities.

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Triangle Youth Philharmonic

Triangle Youth Philharmonic

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) is the youth orchestra of the North Carolina Symphony.

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Triangle Youth Symphony

Triangle Youth Symphony

The Triangle Youth Symphony is for young musicians to expand their musical skills.

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Triangle Youth Orchestra

Triangle Youth Orchestra

The Triangle Youth Orchestra is for young intermediate musicians with limited experience.

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Triangle Youth String Sinfonia

Triangle Youth String Sinfonia

The Triangle Youth String Sinfonia is open to string musicians in grades 7 to 12 who are able…

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Triangle Youth String Orchestra

Triangle Youth String Orchestra

The Triangle Youth String Orchestra provides engaging musical experiences for students who…

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Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) is now based in Raleigh under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb.

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Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra

TYJO is an advanced, mostly high school ensemble, directed by Lisa Burn.

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Triangle Youth Jazz Band

Triangle Youth Jazz Band

The Triangle Youth Jazz Band (TYJB) is an intermediate level ensemble, typically comprised…

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Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab provides beginning jazz ensemble training with the goal of eventual transition to the Triangle Youth Jazz Band or Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra.

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Brass Chamber Ensembles

Brass Chamber Ensembles

The Philharmonic Association has a history of brass ensembles that have complimented…

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String Chamber Ensembles

String Chamber Ensembles

Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet performed repertoire for two violins, viola, and cello.

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Woodwind Ensembles

Woodwind Ensembles

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Wind Quintet performs repertoire for clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, and bassoon.

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Here’s What Our Reviewers Say

The best of the area’s young musicians, participants in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and the Triangle Youth Symphony…

Christina Nfong, News and Observer

There are lots of reasons to support the youth orchestras of the Philharmonic Association. The most important is that they give first-rate performances. A close second is that the young musicians of TYP, TYS and TYO are the classical musicians of the future, the pros, semi-pros, and amateurs who will continue to maintain the classical tradition……they comprise the cream of the crop. This is not little league; they play hardball, and they play it well.

Elizabeth and Joe Kahn , The Independent
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[TYP and TYS] do much more than train musicians. They teach a lifelong appreciation and love of music. One alum recently submitted a piece for the Philharmonic Association News entitled: “Music Keeps Me Sane.” Playing with TYP taught her commitment and about setting standards.

Carrie Knowles, The Triangle Lifestyle Magazine
CVNC

There’s hope for our collective musical future, thanks to the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and similar ensembles. The 250 or so young artists involved in the PA’s programs merit our attention and support.  Their love of music and delight in the teamwork required to create it was evident in every measure.

John W. Lambert , Classical Voice of North Carolina

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