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Bonnie Thron

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January 24, 2011

The Philharmonic Association is where talented and motivated young players in the Raleigh area get orchestral training and I have enjoyed watching and listening as the musicians work their way up through the different level orchestras and often go on to pursue music. The Philharmonic has worked to create a partnership with the North Carolina Symphony, and the young orchestras often work on repertoire which they hear the North Carolina Symphony perform - a great idea pedagogically as well as a wonderful way to get young people excited about not only playing music but listening to music. I enjoy the Honors recitals, concerto opportunities and occasional chamber music the PA provides for its students.

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Raleigh needs one central location where kids can gain training in music theory and chamber music and orchestra. In big cities this kind of thing exists in pre-colleges connected to conservatories. I know the Philharmonic Association has dreams of owning their own building. It is my dream for our community and for the future of PA as well.

Professional with expertise in this field & I often coach sectionals for the cellos.