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Philharmonic Families: Winds

Mar 26

Limited Availability

Philharmonic Families offers music and games to delight our youngest concertgoers. Each event this season explores a different section of the orchestra and combines performance with movement, singing, and humor. In this concert, learn the tone colors of winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon!

Pre-concert activities will begin an hour before each concert. For children ages 3–6 and their families.

Philharmonic Families: Winds


12:00 PM





3:00 PM




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Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall


30 minutes

Additional Info

This concert will not be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


Program Notes

To Be Announced


  • Rebecca Young


    Rebecca Young joined the New York Philharmonic in 1986 as its youngest member. In 1991 she won the position of Associate Principal Viola. Two months later she was named principal viola of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. After spending the 1992–93 season in Boston and two summers at Tanglewood, she ultimately decided to return to her family in New York, resuming her Associate Principal position with the Philharmonic in September 1994. She can currently be seen leading the viola section of the All-Star Orchestra, a popular televised educational series about classical music.

    Learn more about Rebecca Young
  • Yoobin Son


    Flutist Yoobin Son became a member of the New York Philharmonic in November 2012, the first Korean to join the Orchestra’s woodwind section. She has also served as principal flute of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and principal flute of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

    Learn more about Yoobin Son
  • Ryan Roberts


    Ryan Roberts joined the New York Philharmonic as English horn / oboe in September 2019. He has performed with many of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. A passionate teacher, Ryan serves on the oboe faculty at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and has been a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As an oboist, Ryan Roberts received first prize at the International Double Reed Society 2018 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters 2018 Woodwind Competition.

    Before joining the Philharmonic, Roberts spent one season as a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Roberts recently premiered Michael Torke’s South, Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, with the Albany Symphony, and recorded the work for release on Albany Records. An avid chamber musician, he performs at the Marlboro Music Festival during the summer under artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, and has collaborated in recitals with the Gamut Bach Ensemble, the Pacifica Quartet, and pianist Emanuel Ax.

    As a Kovner Fellow graduate of The Juilliard School, Ryan Roberts studied with Elaine Douvas and appeared frequently as principal oboe of the Juilliard Orchestra, where he was recognized by The New York Times for his “exquisite” performance as the English horn soloist in Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, in 2017. Roberts has been a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and spent three summers as the oboe fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. In 2016 he was featured as a recital soloist aboard the Crystal Symphony cruise line, touring Portugal, Spain, France, and England.

    Ryan Roberts is also an accomplished pianist, having made his concerto debut at age 11. When he isn’t busy making reeds, Ryan can be found practicing piano, surfing, or running with his retired racing whippet, Malley.

    Learn more about Ryan Roberts
  • Pascual Martínez Forteza


    A native of Mallorca, Spain, clarinetist and E-flat clarinetist Pascual Martínez Forteza joined the New York Philharmonic in 2001; he currently serves as Acting Associate Principal Clarinet, The Honey M. Kurtz Family Chair. Prior to his appointment with the Philharmonic, he held tenure with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and at age 18 he was assistant principal and later acting principal of the Baleares Symphony Orchestra in Spain. He has recently performed as guest principal clarinet with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.

    Learn more about Pascual Martínez Forteza
  • Richard Deane


    Richard Deane joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Horn in September 2014. Previously, he served as third horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1987, participating in more than 80 recordings, including 20 Grammy Award winners, for Telarc International. He also performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players and was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, with which he toured Norway as part of the Olympic cultural exchange between Lillehammer and Atlanta. Deane has also served as principal horn with the Colorado Philharmonic and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and in 1987 he earned first prize in the American Horn Competition.

    Learn more about Richard Deane
  • Roger Nye


    Bassoonist Roger Nye joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2005 after serving as the second bassoonist of the Omaha Symphony for 11 seasons. Raised in Michigan, he attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for the last two years of high school, where he studied with Robert Barris, now bassoon instructor at Northwestern University. Nye earned his bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of K. David Van Hoesen; he continued his studies at the USC School of Music, where he received his master’s in bassoon performance with Norman Herzberg, son-in-law and student of former New York Philharmonic second bassoonist Simon Kovar.

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  • Doug Fitch


    Stage director and designer Doug Fitch has created productions for major opera houses around the world. With the New York Philharmonic he has collaborated on productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, A Dancer’s Dream (presenting Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka), and HK Gruber’s Gloria — A Pig Tale, and directed and designed several NY Phil Young People’s Concerts and Very Young People’s Concerts. He directed Suzanne Farrin’s Dolce la Morte at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commissioned by MetLiveArts, and his Tanglewood production of Elliott Carter’s What Next? was filmed and screened at the Museum of Modern Art. Fitch’s production of Orphic Moments (comprising works by Matthew Aucoin alongside Gluck) was featured at National Sawdust, Salzburg’s State Theater, and The Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Le Grand Macabre was remounted at the ElbPhilharmonie in Hamburg. Punkitititi, his devised show starring Geoff Sobelle, was commissioned by the Salzburg Marionette Theater and MozartWoche2020, and returned in 2021. 

    Learn more about Doug Fitch

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