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The Successful Holiday Ensembles Program

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This is the first year that the Philharmonic Association has offered the Holiday Ensemble Program, but it definitely won't be the last year that the program is offered. This year, the program was open mostly to string instrument players from TYS and TYO with a few musicians participating from Sinfonia and the musician interns from TYP helping out. An impressive total of fifty musicians signed up to participate. There were three rehearsals held for the group starting in late November after TYS and TYO's regular fall sessions had ended. All musicians rehearsed the holiday music together. After the three rehearsals,

Masterclass with Alumni Philip Norris

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Recently, a very special guest taught a masterclass to the musicians of the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble.  That special guest was alumni Philip Norris, a current student at the Julliard School and a highly acclaimed string bass player.  Norris was a member of multiple Philharmonic Association ensembles for many years as both a bass guitar player and a french horn player.  From 2014-2015, he played the string bass in TYJE.  It is always a treat when alumni come back to collaborate with the Philharmonic Association and the musicians of TYJE truly enjoyed the experience of working with Philip Norris and

Congratulations for Making All National Symphony Orchestra!

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Four of the Philharmonic Association's talented musicians recently made an impressive accomplishment.  Jeff Yi, Jaewon Jung, Esther Zhu, and Stephen Chang were all chosen to play in this year's National Association for Music Education All- National Symphony Orchestra.  The 122 member All- National Symphony Orchestra is made up of the most talented high school musicians from all across the United States.  Musicians are selected each year based on a rigorous and highly competitive audition process. This year's All- National Symphony Orchestra concert took place on November 28th at Disney's Coronado Spring Resort.  The program, conducted by the esteemed conductor Jean

Welcome David Glover as the New TYP Conductor

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Welcome the new Triangle Youth Philharmonic Conductor, David Glover! He will be making his first appearance on the TYP Concert, Nov 18, will make a cameo appearance on the Holiday Concert, December 17, and will have the full reins on the May 5th, 2019 concert. David is known to North Carolina audiences as the former Associate Conductor with the North Carolina Symphony. He conducted numerous children's concerts and evening performances across the state, as well as Pops Concerts and the Young People's Concert series in Raleigh. He frequently gave the pre-concert talks before subscription concerts. Before coming to North Carolina

Fred Larsen is Named YoungArts Merit Winner!

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The Philharmonic Association is proud to announce that our very own Fred Larsen was named a YoungArts Merit Winner for jazz trombone! Recipients of the YoungArts awards are chosen based on a blind adjudication process and represent the top 10% of applicants from all over the nation. As a Merit Winner, Fred will receive not only a cash reward but will also become a part of the YoungArts professional network of distinguished artists. He will be given opportunities to work with esteemed instructors and mentors, participate in YoungArts programs, and share his work at renowned institutions such as the John

Expanding the Horizons of Young Musicians

The mission of the Philharmonic Association (PA) is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music; to provide professional training to promote the students’ participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music; and to increase family awareness and community interest in order to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical 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 beginng 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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The Philharmonic Association wishes to thank and acknowledge the following organizations and corporations for their funding support.