Neighbors Page - Spring 2014 - Images by Tufts University

Welcome to the Tufts Neighbors page. You will be able to find information here on upcoming events and university resources. We hope you will visit often! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 617.627.3780 or email us at

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Program Highlight:

Tufts Youth Philharmonic
The Tufts Youth Philharmonic, open to advanced high-school age students, nurtures every aspect of each orchestra member's development, with individual attention and strong group camaraderie.
2014-2015 Information and Schedule >>More Info>>

Unless otherwise noted, music performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus.  More Details >>

Fall Music Department Concerts: 

Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe
Sept. 11, 8– 10 p.m.
Zimbabwean master musicians Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim play the healing music of the mbira (thumb piano).  For more information about mbira music, visit www.mbira.org/.
General Admission: $10; for Tickets call 617.627.3679

Klenèngan Manasuka
Sept. 20, 8 – 10 p.m.
Gamelan Sukar Maju (Malah Mundur) and members of the Boston Village Gamelan perform a concert of Javanese gamelan gadhon (chamber music) with guest director I.M. Harjito.

Sunday at Tufts - Community Concert Series:

  • David Coleman and Confirmation
    Sept. 28, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Tufts Gospel Choir director David Coleman leads his acclaimed six-voice contemporary gospel ensemble, Confirmation, in an afternoon concert of high energy and spirit-filled song.
  • Celebrating Frank!
    Oct. 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday with music of Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, and Beethoven.


Drama Department Productions:
Balch Arena Theater>>
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$10.00 Tufts ID/subscribers/seniors
$15.00 general
10/23, 2/12 & 4/14 -  All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
10/30, 2/19 & 4/16 -  $1.00 night
To order tickets, please contact the box office at 617-627-3493.

  • From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story
    By Melinda Lopez
    Directed by Natalya Baldyga
    Oct. 23-25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 1, 8:00 p.m.
    Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m.


Program Highlight:
Museums Without Walls - Tufts
A new web app with stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts' main campus. 
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Upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery>>

Sept. 11 – Dec. 7:

Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts Permanent Art Collection
Curated by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Ph.D.
Tisch Family Gallery
Focuses on a curated selection of 47 of the university's finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media.

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot
Curated by Dr. Andrew McClellan
Koppelman Family Gallery
The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot.
Accompanying Lecture
Sponsored by Tufts University Alumni Association, Boston Tufts Alliance, and the Tufts Alumni Traditions Committee
Oct. 6, 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Alumnae Hall>>
Free and open to the public
This lecture, presented by Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History and Interim Chair of Romance Languages, draws on a trove of rich images to celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Jumbo the Elephant, the most famous of animals and most distinctive of college mascots.  



12th Annual
Tufts Community Day
October 5 - Save the Date!

Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to a day of education, art, and family entertainment.  All Activities, including lunch, are free of charge. 
This event takes place rain or shine.

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Tufts Film Series
a free, on-campus movie theater every weekend
Barnum Hall, Room 008>>
Films are shown on 35mm film on a big screen with a Dolby Digital 12.1 surround sound system, in a theater that seats about 200 people. There are generally six showings per weekend.  See this weekend’s schedule below. 
Times are subject to changeSee updated schedules and Trailers>>

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m.
    Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Fault in Our Stars
    Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.
    Sept. 13, 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.

French Film Experience
Olin 011 & 012>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
Sept. 14, Oct.5 & Nov. 9
All films are subtitled in English and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2014 Brochure>>

Vet School Open House
Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The students, faculty and staff of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University would like to invite you and your family to our annual Open House. All are welcome to attend.
We ask that you to leave your dogs and other pets at home in a safe and comfortable environment so that you and your family may enjoy the festivities. We want to maintain appropriate biosecurity and infection control for our patients, livestock, and your pets. Please remember that no animal may remain in an unattended vehicle at any time.
Directions to the Cummings School campus are available online as well as an open house map (PDF).