Watch the Concert
New York Philharmonic teaching artists lead you through fun, participatory encounters with musical themes and ideas of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. 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!
Character Traits in Music
Join teaching artists Chris Gross and Janey Choi to learn about how music, like literature, can convey character traits.
Singing Henry Purcell's Theme
Teaching artist Erin Wight teaches you to sing a beautiful theme composed by Henry Purcell, which provided the basis for Benjamin Britten's variations in The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
your tablet or desktop computer.
Use this playful, interactive tool to compose your own variations on Henry Purcell's theme! Activity Guide (Link to PDF)
Download resources for teachers. Lesson plans written by New York Philharmonic teaching artists and partner classroom teachers for grades 3–12.