Written by PA Intern Elizabeth Nam. 

On November 21, the full orchestras of the Philharmonic Association performed at Meymandi Concert Hall. For many musicians, this was their first indoor concert in two years.

The Triangle Youth Orchestra was conducted by Tim Kohring and Jacob Wenger, the assistant conductor. TYO performed “La Rejouissance” from “The Royal Fireworks Music” by George Frideric Handel, “Barcarolle” from “The Tales of the Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach, and the “Phoenix Overture” by James Curnow. After TYO’s performance, Joseph Peters conducted the Triangle Youth Symphony in a performance of the “Finale from Symphony No. 1” by Johannes Brahms, “Entr’acte” and “March Past of the Kitchen Utensils” from “The Wasp’s Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the “Overture to Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi.

PA Artistic Director David Glover conducted the Triangle Youth Philharmonic in a journey of American music. They started off with the “Festive Overture” by William Grant Still, the “First Essay” by Samuel Barber, and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. TYP performed with the winner of the NC Symphony’s Concerto Competition, Alexander Moiseev. After the intermission, the string section played “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw. Bringing everyone back together, the Triangle Youth Philharmonic finished off the exciting concert with three movements from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland.

Since September, the three orchestras have rehearsed weekly to perfectly execute their remarkable performance.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Philharmonic Association, the musicians, and our full orchestras. We can’t wait to see you again!