*The Following Press Release Was Issued By NY Philharmonic*
New York Philharmonic Releases RECONNECT, Free Virtual Young People’s Concerts
Available on NYPhil+ and at nyphil.org/reconnect
The New York Philharmonic releases RECONNECT, virtual Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) exploring how composers can reconnect with the people and places they miss through music. The first two episodes in the three-episode set are available to watch free and on demand on NYPhil+ and at nyphil.org/reconnect.
- Episode 1 features cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Philharmonic in November 2021, conducted by Simone Young. Kanneh-Mason and Young explain how Dvořák — who wrote this concerto while living in New York City — used music to process nostalgia for his homeland of Bohemia.
- Episode 2 focuses on Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms, the work that opened the Philharmonic’s 2021–22 season. Clyne and poet Mahogany L. Browne, who also appeared in those concerts, offer insight into how music and poetry can help us make sense of and communicate big emotions, interspersed with footage of the Philharmonic’s performance of the piece.
- Episode 3 (coming soon) presents music by Philharmonic Very Young Composers Devon Lee and Larissa Lakner alongside their reflections on reaching out to old friends and reconnecting with music, composing and themselves.
Also available at nyphil.org/reconnect are free lessons and activities complementing these YPC episodes, designed by Philharmonic Teaching Artists.