2019–20: Music as a Change Agent

How does music spark dialogue and enact change? Drawing on centuries of repertoire, this live concert will highlight works by composers that both reflect and contribute to larger social issues.

Young People’s Concerts for Schools empower teachers to enrich student engagement with a guided but flexible curriculum to support advance preparation. The culminating concert features a stimulating and interactive performance format, live cameras giving everyone an up-close view of the action on a big screen, and the thrilling sound of the New York Philharmonic.

Roderick Cox, conductor

$10 per student

Concerts for all grade levels (grades 3–12)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:30–11:30 AM  SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:00–1:00 PM  SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:00 AM–12:00 PM  SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:30–1:30 PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 10:30–11:30 AM  SOLD OUT
Friday, March 20, 2020 12:00–1:00 PM


Concert Submission Form

To join the waitlist for any sold out concert, please email education@nyphil.org.

2-Hour Teachers' Workshop for all grade levels
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:00–6:00 PM

More Ways To Engage

Young People's Concerts Play!
Watch the famous Young People’s Concerts in your classroom or home. Welcome to a library of educational concerts available for on-demand streaming, along with a host of interactive features to help you get even more out of the concert experience.
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Open Rehearsals
Attend a real Philharmonic rehearsal! From September to June — on 21 week-day mornings — you and your school group have the opportunity to watch the Philharmonic at work.
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Student Rush
Students can purchase $18.00 rush tickets for select concerts up to 10 days before the concert.
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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, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Mary P. Oenslager Student Concert Endowment Fund.