New York Philharmonic: Young People's Concert

Leonard Bernstein's New York

18 February 2012 / 16:00

£20 adults/£10 under 16s
All Come and Play events free

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Leonard Bernstein's New York

Overture to West Side Story
Copland Skyline from Music for a Great City
Bernstein Symphony No 2 ‘Age of Anxiety: Masque’
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert conductor
Jamie Bernstein narrator
Benjamin Grosvenor piano

The New York Philharmonic's committed advocacy of new music was matched in the 20th century by their equal belief in the nurturing of new audiences through their famed Young People's Concerts. Though begun in the 1920s, Leonard Bernstein's arrival as music director of the orchestra revolutionised the events. They were broadcast for a start, and this allied to the presentational and musical skills of the televisual, eloquent and engaging young conductor, helped create a much beloved institution that inspired - and continues to do so today - a generation of music lovers. It's a heritage lovingly embraced by his daughter Jamie Bernstein, who as narrator here will work with conductor Alan Gilbert to fire a love of music in the young of today.

New York Philharmonic - Jamie Bernstein and the Young People’s Concert by Barbican Music

Alan Gilbert on the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts

Sat 18 Feb 1pm – 4pm, Barbican Foyers
Come and Play presents Kidzone Live

Before the Young People’s Concert in the Barbican Hall, which will present the sights and sounds of New York through the eyes of Bernstein, we invite the audience to explore New York City through music with the New York Philharmonic. 
From exploring the sounds of central park on the cello, testing your knowledge on the sites and sounds of the city or composing your own Big Apple piece, we aim to encourage the audience to explore music in many different ways. We will also present new compositions created by East London school children the week before with the Orchestra.

This event is part of:
Classical Music all events 2011-12
Great Performers 2011 - 2012
Barbican International Associates

Produced by the Barbican
Supported by the SHM Foundation

Programme supported by the United States Embassy London


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