Watch the Concert
New York Philharmonic teaching artists lead you through fun, participatory encounters with musical themes and ideas of A Midsummer Night's Dream. 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!
The Two Worlds of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join teaching artists Chris Gross and Janey Choi to find out how music can reflect differences between fairies and humans.
Singing Mendelssohn's Melodies
Teaching artist Erin Wight teaches you to sing along with melodies Mendelssohn created for three types of human characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream—the royals, the lovers, and the workmen.
your tablet or desktop computer.
Use this playful, interactive tool to compose your own music as you navigate the musical worlds of fairies and humans! 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.