First Time Visitors
Please familiarize yourself with our organization before registering to participate, thank you! The Registration link is below.
Regular TYSO rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 6:15-8:00 at the Cary Arts Center.
Musicians must make a serious commitment to attending the weekly rehearsals detailed in the calendar below and abide by the attendance requirements in the String Orchestra Handbook. Everyone is expected to be ready to play at the beginning of a scheduled rehearsal and at the call time before a performance.
No one will be excused from a dress rehearsal or concert unless it is for severe illness or death in the family.
Meet the Conductor: 9/3/19 beginning at 6:00 pm. The conductor will become acquainted with each participant’s playing, by hearing a line from a solo, to provide the best possible experience in the orchestra. We will contact you with a specific time.
First Fall rehearsal and Parent Meeting: 9/10/19 Parent Meeting in Studio U40 beginning at 6:15 pm.
Beginning of Season Social: 9/21/19, 1:00-3:00 at Cary Towne Center
Fall Sectional rehearsals: 10/15/19 and 10/29/19 in Principal’s Hall and Marcus Dry
Fall dress rehearsal: Thursday, 11/21/19 Cary Arts Center Theatre, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Fall concert: Friday, 11/22/19 Cary Arts Center Theatre, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Classics and Cuisine Annual Fundraiser: February 15, 4:30 – 8:30 Temple Beth Or
Spring Sectional rehearsals: 2/18/20 and 3/31/20 Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Spring dress rehearsal: Thursday, 5/7/20 Cary Arts Center Theatre, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Spring concert: Saturday, 5/9/20 Cary Arts Center Theatre, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Dress Rehearsal Information
5:45 pm TYSO musicians arrive and go to Green Room, Dressing Rooms A/B
6:15-7:15 TYSO Rehearsal
Concert Information Fall
5:40 pm TYSO musicians arrive and go to Green Room, Dressing Rooms A/B
6:00 – 6:25 TYSO tune and warm-up on stage
6:30 Doors open
Concert Information Spring
2:40 am TYSO musicians arrive and go to Green Room, Dressing Rooms A/B
3:00 – 10:25 TYSO tune and warm-up on stage
3:30 Doors open
Tickets at $5 for adults and $2 for children are sold through the Town of Cary.
Advance tickets are available in person at The Cary (Movie) Theater Box Office
122 E. Chatham St. Cary, NC 27511
Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Town is opening the Box Office in the Cary Arts Center at 5:30 pm during the dress rehearsal, especially for us – please make use of this so we do not have a long line at the concert. Tickets are also on sale one hour before the concert.
Tickets are also available online for an extra charge through Etix
only required for the concert, not dress rehearsal, and is as follows:
Boys: Black pants (no jeans), white shirt, long tie, black socks and black shoes. No jackets, tuxedos or bow ties.
Girls: White blouse with sleeves and ankle-length black skirt or full-cut dress pants. Midriffs must be covered.
String Orchestra Handbook
Members and families should read and agree to the terms in the String Orchestra Handbook
Annual Participation Fees
Checks in the amount of $390 are payable to Philharmonic Association, or PA, Inc.
The Philharmonic Association, Inc.
PO Box 782
Cary, North Carolina 27512
Need based financial assistance is available. No musician will be turned away due to an inability to pay the participation fee.