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Philharmonic Association - Triangle Youth Music

In early 1988,thirty-five high school age musicians from around North Carolina’s Triangle area decided to form a Symphony Orchestra. They invited Hugh Partridge, Principal Violist of the North Carolina Symphony, to be their conductor and to help them organize their orchestra. Their first concert as the Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) was performed on May 22, 1988. It was a grand success and the musicians and their parents quickly formed the Philharmonic Association, Inc. (PA) to sponsor the goals of the young musicians. TYP rapidly grew to a full symphony orchestra. From one orchestra of 35 in 1988…the PA has now grown to include three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four jazz ensembles, and several chamber ensembles serving 500 talented young musicians a year. We have given some 3500 aspiring public school aged musicians an opportunity to perform over 400 of the world’s greatest classical works and eleven world premieres. Many of our members have also had the opportunity to appear as soloists and conductors.


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