Edward Kass, YPO Student Manager
Saturdays, 3:10 – 6:00 PM in Brown Hall
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) 2012 - 2013 Concerts include:
November 27, 2012 at 8 PM - Jordan Hall
February 12, 2013 at 8 PM - Jordan Hall
May 8, 2013 - with the Boston Ballet School at Boston Opera House
May 25, 2013 at 8 PM - Jordan Hall
Summer Concert Tour to Argentina - June 17 - 25, 2013
June 19, 2013 - Mozarteum Conciertos del Mediodia, Buenos Aires, Teatro Grand Rex
June 20, 2013 - Teatro el Circulo de Rosario
June 22, 2013 - Facultad de Derecho de Buenos Aires
June 23, 2013 - Chascomus in the Stadium
Current Members should visit the current members pagefor more information regarding seating auditions, schedules, concerts, and tours.
2012–2013 Repertoire and Conductors
Repertoire for 2012 - 2013 will include the Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony: Pathetique, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Hugh Wolff, NEC’s Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras and former music director of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, has agreed to oversee the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2012 - 2013 season. In this capacity, Wolff will program YPO’s repertoire, rehearse and conduct the YPO’s May concert, and take the orchestra on tour to Argentina in Summer 2013. Wolff has also invited David Loebel, Associate Conductor of Orchestras, and Boston Symphony Orchestra principal horn James Sommerville to prepare and conduct two more concerts in November and February respectively. In addition, the YPO will continue its collaboration with the Boston Ballet School in its annual spring showcase at the Opera House. Boston Ballet Music Director Jonathan McPhee will conduct that performance.
YPO and the Boston Ballet
YPO will continue this high-profile collaboration with the Boston Ballet School. 2013 will mark YPO's 3rd year performing with the Boston Ballet School at the Boston Opera House and NEC's fourth year in the partnership. New this year, Boston Ballet's Music Director, Jonathan McPhee will work with YPO students and conduct the May 8, 2013 performance.
How do I audition for the YPO?
Auditions for the YPO take place on a yearly basis in May. Students take a Large Ensemble audition. Qualified students are then invited to play in a final round of YPO callback auditions before being accepted into the orchestra. Students can sign up online for May auditions starting in mid March. Information about Fall auditions can be found at the following link: Additional Audition Information
Technical requirements: for highly advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Admission to YPO is extremely selective. Students placed in YPO generally play at a level which will guarantee them admission to selective conservatories. Younger college-age players are sometimes invited to fill vacancies due to the absence of qualified pre-college players.
How do I request to be absent from a YPO rehearsal?
Please submit an Absence Request Form to Edward Kass, YPO Student Manager or Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.
You may submit it in using one of the following methods:
- Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
- Scan and e-mail to YPO student manager at email@example.com
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: YPO
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: YPO 290, Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to the YPO manager.
NOTE: You will receive an email from the YPO manager when your absence has been approved.
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