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PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION INC
January 31, 2011

I am a young oboist who has participated in a Philharmonic Association youth ensemble for the past 5 years. I have enjoyed my experience in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic because we get so many opportunities to play so many great, well-known classical works. Some of my favorites have been Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, Holst’s The Planets, and the Barber Violin Concerto. I have played in many youth wind ensembles throughout my high school career but the Triangle Youth Philharmonic is the only youth group nearby that includes an entire symphony orchestra. The experience of being a woodwind player in such a large ensemble of strings is not matched by any wind ensemble. The opportunities I have had to grow as a musician are innumerable in TYP. It really is an amazing, unforgettable experience to be a part of such an ensemble.

The association does a very good job of organizing dedicated staff and volunteers, selecting glorious music, and giving spectacular concerts that give the 300 plus student musicians who participate in the various ensembles musical opportunities not found elsewhere in this area.

In addition, my experiences in the audition process and the ensemble have helped to prepare me for college auditions. And probably most importantly, I have gained a love of classical music that will last a lifetime.

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I really enjoyed the holiday concert we played as part of the WakeMed tree lighting celebration. I would love to see a holiday concert as a regular event for us!

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Client Served & Participated in TYS for two years and TYP for three years. .