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The Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music

The Philharmonic Association - Triangle Youth Music

The Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music

Begun in 1988 by thirty-five young musicians who wanted their own orchestra, and who selected Hugh Partridge to be their conductor, the Philharmonic Association was established as a non-profit organization that same year. In 27 years the program has grown from that first youth orchestra to three full orchestras, two string orchestras, and three jazz ensembles serving 500 school-age musicians annually. The Philharmonic Association was the recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts in 2012 for extraordinary achievement  in the arts.  The Triangle Youth Philharmonic is the most advanced of the Philharmonic Association's full orchestras and in the 2014 – 2015 season is made up of ninety-seven musicians, grades 6 – 12, from fourteen communities and thirty-four schools. They rehearse once a week for two hours.

 Hugh Partridge Artistic Director of The Philharmonic Association Wins The Raleigh Arts  Commission Award 2002


The mission of the Philharmonic Association (PA) is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music; to provide professional training to promote the students' participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music; and to increase family awareness and community interest in order to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.


LEARN MORECrispín d'Olot: "La Razón De La SinRazón", The Reason For The Unreason
with a Special Performance of Georg Telemann Don Quixote Suite by the Triangle Youth Philharmonic.
March 5th, 2016 at 7pm –  A meet and greet reception to follow.

El Quixote Festival Concert: 

In the Triangle Youth Philharmonic's concert in Meymandi Concert Hall on November 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm, the orchestra will present opera and ballet music inspired by Don Quixote. Works by: Telemann, Minkus & The World Premiere performance of Tilting at Windmills by Dr. Bill Robinson

Don Quixote Triangle Youth Philharmonic  Concert November 22nd 2015

HOLA NC FOX50: Quixote Festival concert features Triangle Youth Philharmonic

Quixote Festival concert features Triangle Youth Philharmonic

The Philharmonic Association