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Tufts Youth Philharmonic — See us in action!
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Conductor: Professor John Page
Sectional coaches: Emil Altschuler, Kristian Baverstam, Meghan Carye, Erica Schwartz

Friday afternoons, 4:00-6:30pm
$350 per semester
Calendar (2015-2016) >

The Tufts Youth Philharmonic is a distinguished addition to the musical culture of the greater Boston area. TYP, open to advanced students 13 and up, nurtures every aspect of each orchestra member's development, with individual attention and strong group camaraderie. Rehearsals run each Friday from 4:00-6:30 p.m., including sectionals and full orchestra sessions. This unique structure gives each member of the orchestra individual, sectional, and full orchestral rehearsal/performance levels in one comprehensive experience. The coaches provide individual and group feedback, playing alongside the students in the full orchestra rehearsals, and offering assistance and encouragement every step of the way.

Award-winning conductor and Tufts Director of Orchestral Activities, John Page, has been on the faculties of the New England Conservatory (preparatory division and college) and Boston University, and has acted as Assistant Conductor to the Boston Philharmonic. Mr. Page is also Music Director of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in New Hampshire and the PARMA Orchestra; he conducted the double platinum-winning PBS show, Celtic Woman, and has traveled the US twice with the group on their Symphony Tour, conducting over a dozen orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Colorado Symphony.

The Tufts Youth Philharmonic rehearses in the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center on the Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus. Performances take place in Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center, the finest small recital hall in the Boston area.

Repertoire for 2015-2016 will include Haydn Symphony No. 100,"The Military"; Suite from Harry Potter by John Williams; and selections from the Peer Gynt Suites by Edvard Grieg.

The 2016 TYP Concerto Competition will take place in November for members of the orchestra. The concerto repertoire must be approved by John Page. One complete movement is required for the audition, and a pianist will be provided for the orchestral accompaniment. The winner will perform their concerto movement with TYP in the May concert.

SEPTEMBER 2015 - MAY 2016

First Semester (Fall 2015):
September 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30 – no rehearsal October 9 (Columbus Day weekend)
November 6, 13, 20 – no rehearsal November 27 (Thanksgiving)
December 4, 11, 18 – no rehearsal December 25 or January 1
January 8, 15, 22
Friday, January 22, 2016: Tufts Youth Philharmonic Concert, 7:30pm

Second Semester (Spring 2016):
January 29
February 5, 12, 26 – no rehearsal February 19 (public school winter break)
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 29 – no rehearsal April 22 (public school spring break)
May 6, 13
Friday, May 13, 2016:  Tufts Youth Philharmonic Concert, 7:30pm


Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 (1801):

I. Adagio molto-Allegro con brio [ VIDEO ]

II. Andante cantabile con moto [ VIDEO ]

III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace [ VIDEO ]

IV. Adagio — Allegro molto e vivace [ VIDEO ]