The Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s spring concert is on Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 at Meymandi Concert Hall.  This will be the ensemble’s first full performance under the direction of David Glover.  He has been working with the musicians of TYP since their fall concert, and as always, the group has improved greatly after an entire season of playing together.  Following the dress rehearsal, David Glover voiced his excitement about the upcoming concert: “I’m really excited to be performing my first full length concert with TYP.  We had the dress rehearsal yesterday and I was blown away by what the orchestra achieved. They played with such energy, power, and commitment, and we’re gonna have an awesome concert on Sunday.”

The talent and hard work of the ensemble will be showcased during this concert with a variety of great repertoire that David Glover chose very intentionally.  Glover explains, “I chose the Franck Symphony for this concert because I love French music from the late 19th century. The music has an emotional directness, a heart-on-the-sleeve quality, that’s really thrilling to perform.  It was also with this symphony that I first experienced an orchestra of people my age playing at a high level. When I was a sophomore in high school I went to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee, and the student orchestra gave an amazing performance of this piece. That experience left an impression on me, and I wanted to give other people the opportunity of experiencing that same thrill.   It is also a symphony that gives us a lot to work on, and as this is my first concert with the orchestra there were certain aspects of orchestra playing I wanted to work on, and the way that this piece is constructed gives us a really good opportunity to have an educational as well as a musical experience.” 

Also on the program is Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite”. According to David Glover, “The Franck is a very thickly scored piece, that is the whole orchestra is playing together frequently, so I wanted to contrast that with a piece that gives individual instruments solo opportunities so I chose Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije for the first half.  This is a early film score and it’s full of really wonderful characters, virtuosic solos, and it’s a piece I always have had lots of fun playing.” 

The concert will also provide audience the rare opportunity of hearing an oboe concerto. Noa Weinreb, winner of this year’s Triangle Youth Philharmonic Concerto Competition, will be performing Vaughan Williams’ “Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings”.

Don’t miss the Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s final performance of the season and this wonderful opportunity to get to know David Glover better.  Again, the concert will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 7:00. Tickets are available at the door.

We are grateful for our program sponsor, North Carolina Internal Medicine.

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