Watch the Concert

The complete Young People’s Concert for Schools was performed January 20, 2017.

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Explore Music

Interactive Videos

New York Philharmonic teaching artists lead you through fun, participatory encounters with musical themes and ideas of the New World Symphony. Each video takes about 15 minutes to complete. These activites will enrich your viewing of the full Young People's Concert. Play in any order and enjoy!

Classical Music and Folk Music

Join teaching artists Janey Choi and Mitchell Lyon to learn how to recognize folk influences in classical music.

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Singing Dvořák’s Themes

Teaching artist Erin Wight invites you to sing along with six themes from the New World Symphony, from the soulful “Goin’ Home” to the powerful Finale theme.

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Transforming Dvořák’s Themes

Teaching artist Jihea Hong-Park shows how composer and performer decisions can change the feeling and character of a theme.

Activity Guide (Link to PDF)

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Compose Music

Variation Playground

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Use this playful interactive tool to create your own musical journeys, combining themes from Dvořák’s New World Symphony! Activity Guide (Link to PDF)

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Curriculum Guide

Classroom Resources

Download resources for teachers. Lesson plans written by New York Philharmonic teaching artists and partner classroom teachers for grades 3–12.