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.
CALENDAR FOR TUFTS YOUTH PHILHARMONIC:
SEPTEMBER 2015 - MAY 2016
First Semester (Fall 2015):
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):
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):