Written by PA Intern Kimberly Berry. 

On Sunday, December 12, The Philharmonic Association’s Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra (TYJO) recorded a Holiday Concert. The video performance will be shared with nursing homes and other community centers in the area as a safe way to spread some holiday cheer.

Under the direction of Ms. Lisa Burn, TYJO performed “Winter Wonderland” which featured soloists Ryan Maitra (trombone), Killian Hagis (trumpet), Luka Ison (tenor sax) and Benjamin Cao (piano). The next song was “Christmas Time Is Here” with soloist Ria Kolte (vocals) and Noah Joo (alto sax). TYJO then performed “Greensleeves” with soloist Luka Ison follwed by “Child is Born” featuring soloist Luke Judd (fluglehorn). Leilani Diamond (vocals) and Micah Jordan (trumpet) were featured on “Santa Baby,” and the performance concluded with “Big Band Christmas” with soloists Luke Judd and Luka Ison.

Special Thanks to PA Interns Risheetha Bhagawatula for filming the performance and Callista Holleschak for editing the footage.

Check out the performance below! We hope the performance brings you joy this holiday season.