Young People’s Concerts for Schools empower teachers to enrich student engagement through a guided — but flexible — curriculum to support preparing their students for a live orchestral concert, which features a stimulating and interactive format and the thrilling sound of the New York Philharmonic.

2022–23: Our Community, Our Earth

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:30 AM (Sold Out) and 12:00 PM (Sold Out)
Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 11:00 AM (Sold Out) and 12:30 PM
Friday, January 27, 2023, at 10:30 AM (Sold Out) and 12:00 PM (Sold Out)

A continued celebration of the Earth with our community partner, El Puente — Leaders for Peace and Justice. Let’s explore how the orchestra is like an ecosystem, where a balance of elements is critical to the health and wellbeing of the whole environment and community. For the past 300 years, how has the orchestra changed and adapted to express the relationship between composers and their natural environments? And how do composers use a range of musical devices to represent and support their ideas about Earth, community, and climate change? Featuring a newly commissioned work by composer Angélica Negrón.

For grades 3–12

Location: David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Tickets: $10 per student (1 free chaperone per 10 students)
Duration: 1 hour
2-hour virtual teachers’ workshop for all grade levels: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4:00–6:00 PM

Resource Materials for Teachers

Lesson plans and resources designed to complement Our Community, Our Earth.

Rebel Le cahos, from Les éléments
Debussy The Play of the Waves, from La Mer
Angélica Negrón New Work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Very Young Composers New Works
Mason Bates Selection from Xinjiang Province, 2112, from Alternative Energy

Lidiya Yankovskaya Conductor / co-host
Angélica Negrón Co-host
El Puente Community partner

Listen to The Play of the Waves from La Mer by Debussy

Our Sponsors

Lead support for Young People’s Concerts for Schools is provided by the Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation.

Additional major support is provided by Evalyn E. and Stephen E. Milman and The Carson Family Charitable Trust.

This program is also supported, in part, by Sally E. Cummins and the Mary P. Oenslager Student Concert Endowment Fund.