Fun musical episodes for the whole family. Host Rebecca Young and Philharmonic musicians introduce their instruments and the building blocks of music through games, silly songs, and activities that get your body moving and creativity flowing!




Episode 1: “Musical Conversations” with Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps

Join in a musical conversation with host Becky, special guest Cindy, and music from Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante. Extend the learning and fun with activity guides — Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 — prepared by a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist.

Get ready to play with us! For this episode, you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of drawing paper
  • 2 crayons or markers (each a different color)

Episode 2: “Allegro and Adagio” with Principal Harp Nancy Allen

Explore how tempo makes music fun with host Becky, special guest Nancy, and music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Extend the learning and fun with activity guides — Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 — prepared by a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist.

Get ready to play with us! For this episode, you’ll need:

  • Comfortable clothing for stretching and moving

Episode 3: “Staccato and Legato” with Principal Flute Robert Langevin

Explore how short and long notes make music fun with host Becky, special guest Robert, and music from Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Extend the learning and fun with activity guides — The Sounds Around Us and Music and Movement — prepared by a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist.

Get ready to play with us! For this episode, you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of drawing paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • 1 scarf or piece of flowy material

Episode 4: “Make-Believe” with Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin

Music inspires our imaginations! Come explore how music helps us pretend, with host Becky, special guest Chris, and music from Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Extend the learning and fun with an activity guide, A Musical Gallery Walk, prepared by a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist.

Get ready to play with us! For this episode, you’ll need:

  • Your favorite stuffed animal or doll
  • 2 pieces of drawing paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Dress-up clothes