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Even your youngest can experience great music at the Philharmonic!

For children 3-6 and their families.
Designed by Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University's Teacher's College, Very Young People's Concerts® combine games and hands-on music making in one fun-filled hour that will unlock your child's talent and enthusiasm.

Very Young People's Concerts® 2013–2014: At Home with Philharmonic Families

This season’s series, At Home with Philharmonic Families, introduces kids to the Philharmonic’s strings, brass, and percussion families. Each concert explores basic musical ideas through movement, singing, and humor, with the Philharmonic’s irrepressible Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young as your host — along with more of violist Dorian Rence’s stories of Philippe the Penguin.

Rebecca Young, host
Dorian Rence, writer and narrator
Marion Schoevaert, illustrator
Musicians of the Philharmonic

Concerts are at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street

To subscribe, please call Customer Relations at (212) 875-5656.

  • Percussion


    Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 10:30 AM

    We can build music together! Learn about the colors and textures provided by the percussion family — drums, gongs, bells, shakers, and more — in John Cage’s Second Construction.

About Very Young People's Concerts®

Youngsters are introduced to classical music through imaginative engagement, active listening, and hands-on music-making. This video features pieces from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons."
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Each concert has three parts, engaging young children in different ways.

Fun with the Philharmonic: musical games with musicians beginning a half hour before concert time, throughout the hall
The Concert: a half-hour performance, including audience participation and stories about Philippe the Penguin
Hands-On Fun: a chance for children to try a string instrument, throughout the hall


Subscription prices range from $63 to $78*.

* an additional $10 per subscription order for processing

To subscribe, please call Customer Relations at (212) 875-5656. Our Customer Relations department is open
Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm, Sunday 12–5pm.

"My grandson told me that he thought it was great and awesome. He also said that he wanted to take violin lessons!"

Very Young People's Concerts® Subscriber