Very Young People's Concerts 2012–2013: Philharmonic Families
This season, in Philharmonic Families, we present ensembles of strings, woodwinds, and brass — an overview of the entire orchestra, playing music ideal for the youngest listeners. Each concert will explore basic musical ideas through movement, singing, and humor, with the irrepressible Rebecca Young as your host — along with more stories of Philippe the Penguin by our own Dorian Rence.
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
Philharmonic Families: Strings
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:30 AM
Philharmonic Families: Woodwinds
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
Monday, January 7, 2013, 10:30 AM
Philharmonic Families: Brass
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:30 AM
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."
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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"My grandson told me that he thought it was great and awesome. He also said that he wanted to take violin lessons!"
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