Written by PA interns Steven Ji, Elizabeth Nam, and Gloria Radford. On Saturday, March 12th, Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) put on a splendid performance at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. Prior to the concert, TYJE had the privilege of working with Grammy-nominated guest clinician Alphonso Horne of the NYC-based jazz band
Black History Month Spotlight: Henry Thacker Burleigh Written by PA Intern Elizabeth Nam. Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a prominent African-American composer who brought spiritual songs into the music world and left a notable footprint in music history. He was born on December 2, 1866 in Erie, Pennsylvania. During his childhood, he was noted by
Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is going to NYC!! They have been chosen as one of the top 15 jazz bands in the country and will be competing in the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival this May. Congratulations to all of our TYJE musicians, families and to Dr. Gelb and our Triangle Youth Jazz artistic staff.
Black History Month Spotlight: William Grant Still Written by PA Intern Steven Ji. William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an African-American composer and conductor. Throughout his lifetime he composed nearly 200 works, including five symphonies, four ballets, and nine operas. One of his pieces, Festive Overture, was performed last fall
Written by PA Intern Gloria Radford. On Saturday, January 29th the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission kicked off Black History Month with their 21st annual African American Cultural Celebration. This year’s theme was “Black People, Green Planet: Environmental Justice”. The event consisted of six series with many
The Philharmonic Association is excited to announce our partnership with Alexandra Arrington Consulting. Over the next several months, Alexandra and her team will be helping the Philharmonic Association explore ways to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of our organization. We are excited to learn more, and seek to increase awareness and application of
Written by PA Intern Risheetha Bhagawatula. The PA String Quartet (PAQ) is one of the Philharmonic Association's chamber ensembles currently coached under Bonnie Thron. This group, comprised of Kenny Zhang (Violin), Seunne Khoo (Violin), Rebecca Cai (Viola), and Elizabeth Nam (Cello), has performed at numerous festivals and community events. I recently sat down with the
Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble rang in the New Year with a festive performance at Raleigh First Night - an outdoor New Year's Eve celebration in Downtown Raleigh. Watch a clip from the performance in the video below!
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
Written by PA Intern Rebecca Cai. It is that time of year - Holiday Festivals are in full swing! Be sure to check out the Cary Kwanzaa Celebration, a cultural celebration that honors African-American people and their heritage. The event is sponsored by the Town of Cary and the Ujima Group, inc, a nonprofit organization