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Part of growing up in New York since 1922

Each season, the Young People's Concerts take a different approach to explore fundamental musical concepts and the cultural history of classical music. Over the four-concert series, children discover pieces from the entire repertory down to the newest works, while experiencing the inner workings of a major orchestra in a captivating, multimedia format.

Young People’s Concert 2013–14: Points of Entry
A work of genius contains a wealth of past influences along with the seeds of new musical growth. This season, each Young People’s Concert focuses on a single great score, through which we will explore facets of music and the orchestra itself, with host Theodore Wiprud.

Listen to the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 podcast | View TuneUp program notes (pdf)

Listen to the Mozart Jupiter podcast | View TuneUp program notes (pdf)

Listen to the Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra podcast | View TuneUp program notes (pdf)

Listen to the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor podcast | View TuneUp program notes (pdf)


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About Create Your Own Series:

Pick three (or more) concerts and and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Benefits including unlimited free ticket exchange. Ideal for concertgoers who want the ultimate in flexibility and the benefits of being a subscriber.

Subscriber Benefits:

  • Free, easy ticket exchange (available online or by phone)
  • Save on subscription concerts all year long
  • Priority notice on special events

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  1. Look for the Create Your Own Series icon CYO eligible icon next to a concert and add it to your cart.
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About Young People's Concerts™


The Young People's Concerts were begun in 1922 by "Uncle" Ernest Schelling, who used glass lantern slides to augment his teaching about orchestral music. The concerts achieved worldwide popularity when Leonard Bernstein hosted them on live television in the 1960s. The same spirit of learning and wonder animates the Young People's Concerts today, awakening children's musical curiosity and laying the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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Come early to meet the musicians, try out some instruments, play musical games, explore the day's theme, and get ready to enjoy a great concert!

12:45PM–1:45PM, on all tiers of Avery Fisher Hall.


Subscription prices range from $44 to $148.

Please call (212) 875-5656.

Our Customer Relations department is open Monday–Saturday, 10:00AM–6:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM–5:00PM.

With Deep Appreciation

MetLife Foundation is the lead corporate underwriter for the New York Philharmonic's Education Programs.

Additional support from The Theodore H. Barth Foundation.