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Musicians from the New York Philharmonic invite you on a playdate—where musical instruments are toys, songs become games, and we can make believe whatever our hearts desire! Join Philippe the Penguin and host Rebecca Young to make new friends and share in the fun of music.


Designed by Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, Very Young People’s Concerts combine games, storytelling, and great music in one fun-filled hour that unlocks children’s imagination and talent.


This Very Young People’s Concert includes:

Fun with the Philharmonic: pre-concert musical games with musicians 

The Concert: a half-hour hosted performance, including audience participation and story with Philippe the Penguin 



Amy Zoloto, clarinet

Roger Nye, bassoon

Christopher Martin, trumpet

Quan Ge, violin

Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello

Eric Huebner, piano

Rebecca Young, host

Doug Fitch, designer/director



Martinů: La revue de cuisine


Learn more about Very Young People's Concerts


165 West 65th Street


  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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New York Philharmonic

Very Young People's Concerts: "Make Believe"

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Tickets $18

Relaxed Performance

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In Person: David Geffen Hall Box Office located at Columbus Avenue at 64th Street, open Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm.

By Phone: 212.875.5656

The Stanley H. Kaplan is located on the 10th floor of the Rose Building at 165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. To reach the Rose Building, take the stairs, elevator, or escalator from street level to plaza level, on the north side of the street. The theaters are accessible from the elevators inside the lobby.

To reach the Penthouse by subway, take the 1 train to 66th Street—Lincoln Center. The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of the venue.