Kids — of all ages — can now enjoy the New York Philharmonic’s beloved Young People’s Concerts with RECONNECT, our new set of virtual YPCs, available on NYPhil+ and at nyphil.org/reconnect. Each episode centers on music by composers trying to reconnect with the people and places they miss.
Episode 1 centers on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with Sheku Kanneh-Mason as soloist, conducted by Simone Young in November 2021, revealing the composer’s longing for his Czech homeland while he was living in New York City.
Episode 2 explores Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms — which Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducted at our season-opening concerts that also featured poet Mahogany L. Browne this past September — showing how music and poetry can help express big emotions.
Episode 3 is coming soon. It focuses on Very Young Composers and features performances of Devon Lee’s and Larissa Lakner’s compositions alongside their reflections on ideas of reaching out to old friends and connecting with composing itself.
These performances and discussions are complemented by Philharmonic Teaching Artist–designed lessons and activities, also available free at nyphil.org/reconnect.