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.
Decision and March, from Montgomery Variations (1964)
Michael ABELS (b. 1962)
Selection from Urban Legends (2012)
Anna CLYNE (b. 1980)
Restless Oceans (2018)
Will HEALY (b. 1990)
The Origins of Hip-Hop: A YPC Demonstration (2022; World Premiere)
Melody ZHANG (b. 2007)
Opalescent (2020; World Premiere)
Alexander ROTHSCHILD-DOUIAHY (b. 2004)
A Human Rhapsody (2020; World Premiere)
Valerie COLEMAN (b. 1970)
Fanfare for Uncommon Times (2021)
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.