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Young People's Concerts

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 Concerts 2014–15: SUPER SONIC MUSIC BOX
Imagine a music box that plays something different every time you open it – a doorway into sounds you’ve never imagined and melodies you’ll never forget. Imagine the orchestra itself as a chameleon of infinite colors, a composer as a wizard transforming the sounds around us, and yourself as the greatest transformer of all, making meaning of everything you hear. Discover the super sounding music box that is the New York Philharmonic.


Purchase 3 or more eligible concerts & save.

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

How it Works:

  1. Look for the Create Your Own Series icon CYO eligible icon next to a concert and add it to your cart.
  2. Simply follow the directions in the shopping cart and enter promo code CYO69 at check out.

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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.


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.