For Families

For Families

The New York Philharmonic has a long tradition of family programming, including the famous Young People’s Concerts. Enjoy new and historic programs designed to educate and entertain the whole family.

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  • RECONNECT: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

    Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spent three years living and working in New York City. Discover how he used the sound of the cello to reconnect with his beloved Bohemia and how his mixed-up feelings about longing for home were expressed through musical contrasts.

    DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
    Selections from...

  • RECONNECT: Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms

    Sometimes it’s hard to express how we’re feeling, especially when emotions are overwhelming or confusing. Listen to how music and poetry can help us make sense of, and communicate, big feelings so we can reconnect with those we love. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

    Anna CLYNE (b. 1980)
    Selection...

  • The Art of Listening

    Good listening makes us effective communicators who consider different perspectives before we respond. Hear music by Vivaldi, Bartók, and Very Young Composer Ilana Rahim-Braden.

    VIVALDI (1678–1741) / Arr. J. Sorrell
    Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, La folia (Madness) (1705)

    Ilana RAHIM-BRADEN (b....

  • Where We Find Hope

    In times of profound change and challenges, how do composers and other artists deliver messages of hope, and what do they inspire in you? Hear music by Florence Price, Roberto Sierra, William Grant Still, and Jessie Montgomery.

    PRICE (1887–1953)
    Hold Fast to Dreams (1945)

    Roberto SIERRA (b. 195...

  • Mind, Body, Spirit, Music

    Music frees our minds, energizes and relaxes our bodies, and lifts our spirits during hard times. What kind of music comforts you? Hear works by J.S. Bach and Mary Lou Williams.

    J.S. BACH (1685–1750)
    Allegro and Adagio, from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (1721)

    M.L. WILLIAMS (1910–81)
    Virgo and ...

  • Classical Fun with Danny Kaye

    Comedian Danny Kaye leads the Philharmonic in a loving send-up of orchestral performance practice by conducting with his back to the Orchestra.

    VERDI (1813–1901)
    Triumphal March (and Ballet), from Aida (1871)

  • Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart

    Kathleen Battle, one of the great sopranos of her time, sings a popular aria from Mozart’s Il ré pastore (The Shepherd King). Shlomo Mintz plays the solo violin part, representing the title character’s thoughts of his absent beloved.

    MOZART (1756–91)
    Aria, L’amerò sarò costante, from Il ré pas...

  • The Spirit of Vienna

    Nothing evokes a Viennese New Year’s ball quite like Strauss waltzes. Hear the famous Blue Danube and other Strauss family pieces in this effervescent performance from New Year’s Eve 1984.

    J. STRAUSS II (1825–99)
    Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltzes), Op. 437 (1889)
    Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 ...