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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® 2014–2015: Philharmonic Playdates

Imagine having a playdate with the Orchestra—where musical instruments are toys, songs become games, and we can make-believe whatever our hearts desire! Join Philippe the Penguin and musicians of the New York Philharmonic to make new friends and share in the fun of music.

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

New subscriptions go on sale Wednesday, July 30 through Customer Relations at (212) 875-5656, Monday–Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday 1pm to 6pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

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


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Subscription prices range from $66 to $81*.

* an additional $10 per subscription order for processing

New subscriptions go on sale Wednesday, July 30 through Customer Relations at (212) 875-5656, Monday–Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday 1pm to 6pm, and Sunday 12pm to 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