Plymouth Philharmonic OrchestraYouth Education Programs
Concert for All Ages
A light classical concert for all ages, this concert is one of the orchestra’s most visible education programs. The hour-long concert showcases short and lively symphonic works that are accessible to novice ears and pleasing to experienced orchestra concert-goers. We are honored to feature the Youth Concerto Competition winner from the South Shore Conservatory.
Preceding each concert is the ever-popular hands-on instrument demonstrations by Phil musicians.
Plymouth Community Intermediate School (PCIS) 6th Grade Chorus
In partnership with the PCIS and chorus director Jessica Fuller, is an auditioned group of 6th grade students who sing with the Phil at the annual Holiday Pops concerts. Listen
Youth Concerto Competition
In partnership with the South Shore Conservatory, the Phil annually hosts the winner of the Conservatory’s Concerto Competition as a featured soloist in our Concert for All Ages.
Featured left: 2021-22 Concerto Competition winner, Grace Chen.
Take 5 for Music
This program engages students with 5 minutes of classical music, 5 days a week for 5 years. It is a simple, yet highly effective listening program that introduces young students to music.
Look, Listen, Learn!
Brings the excitement of live music into the classroom. Small ensembles from the Phil – including a string quartet, brass quintet, woodwind quintet and a percussion duo – offer fun mini-concerts to South Shore schools in informal, up-close settings. The program has been offered since 1977.
Music Immersion Program
A unique collaboration between Plymouth Public School administrators, teachers, their supporters, and the Plymouth Philharmonic. This program engages 3rd and 4th graders who hear Phil ensembles in their school over the course of the year. The program culminates in the spring when over 2000 area school children attend a live, daytime performance of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at Memorial Hall.
Link Up Program
The Phil brought The Weill Music Institute’s Link Up music program straight from Carnegie Hall to our community. More than 800 children from public schools in Plymouth, Marshfield, Carver, and Wareham participated in this year-long, in-school, interactive music program which culminates in a live musical performance with our orchestra.
South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra
The South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra (SSCYO) has been in partnership with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra since its inception in 2007. Under the direction of Elijah Langille, SSC Youth Orchestra Program Director & Principal Conductor, the SSCYO is an auditioned, sequential youth orchestra program that provides an opportunity for dedicated young musicians grades 4-College a place to perform symphonic music at a high level in a well-organized and supportive full orchestra program. Artistic Advisor Steven Karidoyanes meets and rehearses with the students three times a year. The senior orchestra of SSCYO joins the Phil in concert every-other season. Auditions for SSCYO are ongoing and additional information is available on the SSCYO website.
$10 Rush Tickets for any age! Any unsold tickets will be made available for $10 each, 15 minutes before showtime. Simply line up at the venue box office. Tickets are based on availability and cash only.
$5 Rush Tickets for students! Full-time high school or college students can attend a Phil subscription concert for $5. Student Rush tickets go on sale 15 minutes before each concert and are distributed, as available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must show a valid student ID. One ticket per student ID.
For more information about the Phil’s educational programs and how you can help support these valuable programs, please call Kim Corben, Executive Director, at 508-746-8008.
These education programs are made possible in part by the generosity of:
Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Howard Family Foundation
IBM Community Grants
Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
Edgar and Pauline Main Family Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.
Pilgrim Bank Foundation
Plymouth Education Foundation
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Esther and Alcide Ruffini Charitable Trust
Salah Foundation (a private foundation by invitation only)
South Shore Playhouse Associates
Town of Plymouth Visitors Services Bureau