This preview has been provided by the Philharmonic Association.


The Philharmonic Association has in store for you a wonderful evening celebrating youth artists and the holiday season on December 7, 7:00 pm, in Meymandi Concert Hall. Showcased will be the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and the International Ballet Company of Cary. Members of the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will also provide musical enjoyment in the lobby prior to the concert.

A featured soloist will be TYP Concertmaster Katherine Gilger, in Vivaldi’s “Winter.” You’ll hear what a shivery winter evening in baroque Italy evokes. The concert will include several Leroy Anderson favorites, including “Sleigh Ride,” but also “Bugler’s Holiday” with the TYP trumpet section, Dain Clare, Samuel Jasper, and Stockton Ray as our soloists.

Partly inspired by his children’s appreciation of the festival of lights, Terry Mizesko’s well-loved Chanukah Suite will delight you. It is a three-movement work that portrays both the celebratory and the poignant side of this holiday.

Young artists come from many disciplines and we are pleased to premier the “Carol Fantasia” composed and arranged by a Yorkshire lad of 14 as a Christmas present for his Mother. Christopher Baczkowski has played the violin and piano since he was five, but has only recently shown an interest in composition. It is amazing what he has accomplished!

What would the holidays be without The Nutcracker? There is abundant artistry in the members of the International Ballet Company who will perform five dances from the ballet. After the introductory Marche, you will experience the pas de deux of the Snow King and Queen, the Arabian, Spanish and Chinese dances, and the dramatic Grande Pas de Deux with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her consort.

Bring your friends and family to support and enjoy these impressive young artists!