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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$13-39

Duration

1 hour

Date & Times

23

Jan, 2016

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Due to extreme weather conditions and travel disruptions, we have regretfully canceled the Young People's concert scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at 2 PM, at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. This decision has been made in the interest of the safety and well-being of the Philharmonic musicians, our audience, and additional personnel associated with the concert.

Please note that the New York Philharmonic offices will be closed today. We will issue a refund for the amount of your purchased ticket(s) back to your original method of payment within seven business days. Customer Relations will resume normal business hours tomorrow, January 24 from 12pm to 5pm.


Once Upon a Time
Stories, poems, legends, tales of heroes and villains all come to life in music by great composers. Join the New York Philharmonic for a season of drama and whimsy that will inspire a lifelong love of symphonic music.

Myths and Legends
The music of Jean Sibelius so embodied the Finnish epic Kalevala as to inspire Finnish independence. Discover the sweeping sounds of Nordic myth as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth.

Come early to take part in YPC Overtures, at which children meet Philharmonic musicians and try out orchestral instruments on the Grand Promenade and upper tiers of David Geffen Hall, starting at 12:45 p.m.

Read the TuneUp! program for "Fables and Folktales"

Program

Sibelius

Lemminkäinen's Return

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Sibelius

Selections from En saga

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Very Young Composers

Works by Very Young Composers of Finland and New York City

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Sibelius

Finlandia

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Artists

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen, music director of the New York Youth Symphony since September 2012, begins his tenure as New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor in September 2015. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller. He recently finished his tenure as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he served as the assistant conductor to artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, and led the orchestra in subscription, education, and family concerts, including the orchestra’s renowned PULSE concert series. Mr. Gersen made his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony in the fall of 2013 and has worked with that ensemble numerous times, including filling in for Michael Tilson Thomas on part of a subscription series and leading a January 2015 program in the new SoundBox Theater. Joshua Gersen was the principal conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013; has conducted the Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras; and has served as a cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many other orchestras throughout the United States. He is a recipient of the 2010 Robert Harth Prize and 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize from the Aspen Summer Festival, where he served as assistant conductor in the summer of 2012. Mr. Gersen is also an avid composer, and his String Quartet and Fantasy for Chamber Orchestra were premiered at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. His works have also been performed by the New Mexico and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras as well as the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra. In 2006 Mr. Gersen finished his work at the New England Conservatory, where he received his bachelor of music degree in composition studying with Michael Gandolfi. His work as a composer has led to an interest in conducting contemporary music; he has conducted several World Premieres of new works with the New World Symphony and New York Youth Symphony, and has collaborated with many prominent contemporary composers including John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, Mason Bates, and Michael Gandolfi.

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Theodore Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud

Host

Ted Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair, has overseen the New York Philharmonic’s wide range of in-school programs, educational concerts, adult programs, and online offerings since 2004. He hosts both the School Day Concerts and the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts. Previous to his tenure at the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Wiprud created educational and community-based programs at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Composers Orchestra and worked as a teaching artist and resident composer in a number of New York City schools. Earlier, he directed national grant-making programs at Meet the Composer, Inc. An active composer, Mr. Wiprud holds degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities and studied at Cambridge University as a visiting scholar.

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Tuomas Hiltunen

Actor

Tuomas Hiltunen

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Tom Dulack

Scriptwriter and Director

Tom Dulack

Scriptwriter and Director

Scriptwriter and Director

Tom Dulack is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and director whose new play, The Road to Damascus, opens Off-Broadway in January 2015. His play Incommunicado won a Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama, and Friends Like These won the Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy. Among his other plays, which have appeared on and Off-Broadway as well as in leading regional theaters around the country, are Breaking Legs, Diminished Capacity, Francis, York Beach, Just Deserts, Solomon’s Child, 1348, Shooting Craps, The Elephant, and Mrs. Rossetti. His novels include The Stigmata of Dr. Constantine and The Misanthropes. He is also the author of the theater memoir In Love With Shakespeare. He has written and directed the scripts for the YPCs since 2005. He is also professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

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