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Disney Fantasia Live in Concert


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



1 hour & 35 minutes

Date & Times


May, 2016

Friday, 7:00 PM


May, 2016

Saturday, 1:00 PM


May, 2016

Saturday, 7:00 PM

Event Info

A hippopotamus in a tutu. Flying horses caught in a storm. Mickey Mouse’s rogue broomstick. Donald Duck’s ark. Experience Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 as never before when the New York Philharmonic performs the music live while scenes from the beloved Disney classics are screened above the Orchestra.

Family-friendly. Open to everyone ages 4 and over.

This concert is a special event of the 2015–16 season.



Selections from Beethoven’s Symphony No.5; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral; Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite; Debussy’s Clair de lune; Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919 version); Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours; Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance


Joshua Gersen


Joshua Gersen


Joshua Gersen


Joshua Gersen, music director of the New York Youth Symphony since September 2012, began his tenure as New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor in September 2015. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller and was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he served as assistant conductor to artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, and led subscription, education, and family concerts. Mr. Gersen made his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony in the fall of 2013; he has since led that orchestra numerous times, including filling in for Michael Tilson Thomas on part of a subscription series. Joshua Gersen was the principal conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013; has conducted the Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras; and has served as a cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many other orchestras throughout the United States. Winner of a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, he is also a recipient of the 2010 Robert Harth Prize and 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize from the Aspen Summer Festival, where he served as assistant conductor in the summer of 2012. Mr. Gersen is also an avid composer, and his works have been performed by the New Mexico and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras as well as the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra and at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Mr. Gersen received his bachelor of music degree in composition from the New England Conservatory, studying with Michael Gandolfi. His work as a composer has led to an interest in conducting contemporary music; he has led World Premieres with the New World Symphony and New York Youth Symphony, and has collaborated with many composers including John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, Mason Bates, and Michael Gandolfi. Since becoming an Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he has led the Orchestra in 17 Young People’s Concerts and Young People’s Concerts for Schools.

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Special Thanks

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic
Presented by Daria and Eric Wallach


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