The Fire Within by the 2020 North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra

At long last, the 2020 North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra video is here! We want to give a BIG thanks to Brian Balmages, composer, for creating this work on short notice and Nathaniel Yaffe, cellist and recording engineer with the North Carolina Symphony who put all of these videos together. It’s been a LOT of work to put together and we am so incredibly proud of all of our students.

The opening remarks celebrate our Regional Teachers of the Year as well as our Lifetime Achievement/Hall of Fame Recipients. Following the opening, we celebrate our student scholarship winners before Mr. Balmages (at about minute 9:50) introduces the world premiere of “The Fire Within.” The performance starts around 12:25.


The Fire Within by the 2020 North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra