Over the years, musicians in PA orchestras have been enriched by the collaboration with other arts and community organizations.
Members of TYS and TYP perform A Lincoln Portrait by Copland with the Kingston Upon Hull Youth Orchestra, Hull UK, 2000.
From 1993 – 1998, TYP performed an annual North Carolina Bach Festival concert. Two of these concerts were in combination with The Raleigh Boychoir.
In 1996, 1997, and 1999 the PA joined forces with the Town of Cary and presented innovative children’s concerts in which members of the audience could sit within the orchestra. The PA also provided music for the ground breaking of the Town’s facility for the NCSO at Regency Park.
Perhaps the most memorable collaboration has been through Sister Cities of Raleigh. In 1994, the PA hosted The City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra (Raleigh’s Sister City in the UK) in a combined concert in Memorial Auditorium.
In 1995 and 2000, members of the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and Triangle Youth Symphony traveled to the UK and represented Raleigh in joint concerts in Hull (shown left). The 2000 trip followed the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn and included visits to Edinburg, Loch Lomond, and Fingals Cave.
Martin Luther King All-Children’s Choir in concert with TYP, 2003.
In 1996 and 1998, TYP represented the Triangle on two invitational concerts for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
TYP performed concerts with the Martin Luther King All-Children’s Choir as part of the 2003 and 2004 celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (shown left). TYJE has continued this tradition, performing on this concert in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
TYP performs Lady Kate with the Raleigh Dance Theatre, 2004.
In 2004, Carolina Ballet Principal Conductor, Alfred E. Sturgis, led TYP in two performances of Robert Ward’s Lady Kate danced by the Raleigh Dance Theatre (shown left).
TYP was honored to be the orchestra performing for the Inaugural Gala of Governor Michael Easley in 2005 and again for his second Inaugural Gala in 2009.
The Cary High School Concert Chorus, directed by Edward Yasick, appeared on the TYS Fall Concert in 2008.
In February 2009, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, members of TYP joined forces with Enloe Chamber Choir and Raleigh Dance Theatre in a memorable performance of Telemann’s opera Don Quixote at the Wedding of Comacho.
In the spring of 2010, the Capital City Girls Choir Cantabile Singers, directed by Dr. Fran Page, sang with TYP in Holst’s “Neptune” from The Planets.
TYP has collaborated on several occasions with the International Ballet Company of Cary. In 2011 and 2012, excerpts from The Nutcracker were performed by their lead dancers for the PA’s Holiday Concert. In 2012, two performances of “Summer” and “Autumn” from Glazunov’s The Seasons were given in the Cary Arts Center Theatre.