This preview has been provided by the Philharmonic Association.

by Tim Kohring
Triangle Youth Orchestra Conductor

The Triangle Youth Orchestra is proud to present an evening of music as we return to Meymandi Concert Hall on November 22nd at 7:00 pm. 

We begin our concert with a Hymn and Dance by Jaroslav Holesovsky. Mr. Holesovsky was known for being the principal 2nd violinist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in the 60’s and 70’s.  He also took over the baton for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for several years. Throughout this piece you will hear the TYO’s ability to shift from a reverent hymn style to a quick dance that continues to rev up to an exciting conclusion!

Next, we move on to the Marriage of Figaro, conducted by our new assistant conductor, Jacob Wenger. The Marriage of Figaro’s overture is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous overtures and is certainly the most recognizable part of this opera. As a sequel to The Barber of Seville, the story in this opera presents a new set of conflicts between the main characters as they each attempt to ruin and repair each others’ relationships.

In our next piece, Carmen, the Spanish temptress and gypsy, sows seeds of jealousy and infatuation wherever she goes! Near the beginning of the opera, Carmen woos a young military man into a desperate love for her, then breaks his heart as she turns her affection toward the famous bullfighter in Seville. The main theme of the Torreador (or bull-fighter) appears several times throughout the opera, and is most recognizable melody from the opera. We are playing an arrangement of this melody arranged by Charles Woodhouse.

We close our concert with an arrangement of the fourth movement from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, which was dubbed the “Reformation” Symphony. The conflict presented by this piece is in the history for which it was dedicated.  Mendelssohn wrote the symphony for a celebration of the 300thanniversary of an important event in the protestant reformation. This piece is an excellent way to share the excitement we have had for making music.  We hope you are able to join us for a fantastic concert!