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
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Sun, Dec 1, 2013, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 10:30 AM
Music helps us imagine stories! Explore the sound world of the string family — violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp — in music from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 12:30 and 3:00 PM
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 10:30 AM
Music teaches us about our city! Discover the bright, bold timbre of the brass family — trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba — in music from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town.
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."
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*.
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Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm, Sunday 12–5pm.
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