Watch the Concert

The complete Young People's Concert of January 22, 2016.

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Explore Music

Interactive Videos

New York Philharmonic teaching artists lead you through fun, participatory encounters with themes and ideas from the music of Jean Sibelius. 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!

Qualities of Heroic Music

Join teaching artists Paul Murphy and Laura Weiner to find out what makes music sound heroic.

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Singing the Anthem from Finlandia

Teaching artist Erin Wight invites you to sing along with the beautiful, inspiring anthem from Finlandia.

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Qualities of Anthems

What do anthems of different countries have in common, and how are they different? Find out with teaching artist Robert Fleitz.

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Compose Music

Variation Playground

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Use this playful, interactive tool to take Sibelius' themes on their own quests, becoming more like an anthem or more heroic!

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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.