Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron's 1970s protest song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, this concert activates musical reflections on fights for civil rights from the 1950s through today. Explore how composers and the Orchestra amplify calls for revolutionary acts of freedom, equality, and justice.

Meet the Composers

Get to know the composers and enjoy an activity creating sounds to accompany a list of things you'd like to change in the world or your community.

Ask a Composer: Fanfare for What Matters to Us

Join us for an activity exploring the elements used in a fanfare or musical celebration. Try composing your own short composition!

Social Movement Slogans

How do words and rhythm combine to support a social movement? Discover this and much more with teaching artist Justin Hines.

Lead support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by Evalyn E. and Stephen E. Milman.

Support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation and The Brodsky Family Foundation.

Major support for the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program is provided by Susan and Elihu Rose. Additional funding is provided by The Staten Island Foundation; Muna and Basem Hishmeh; Mr. and Mrs. A. Slade Mills, Jr.; Billy Rose Foundation; The Rochlis Family Foundation; Calvin Solomon; The ASCAP Foundation; The West Family; and the Solender Family Funds.