In School Concerts, by the numbers:
Over the past 9 days, more than 4,400 students and 201 teachers in grades 3–5 participated in 20 Philharmonic Schools interactive concerts at 14 schools throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
The performers? One string quartet of New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists! Take a bow, Janey Choi (violin), Karen Kim (violin), Erin Wight (viola), and Mitchell Lyon (cello).
These five-borough tours happen twice each year as part of the Philharmonic Schools program.
This concert was titled Belonging: Finding How We Fit. It allowed students to explore belonging in our communities, struggling with feelings of not belonging, and celebrations that inspire feelings of belonging.
The repertoire included the first movement from Beethoven's String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, Serioso; Andrew Norman’s Sabina; Making the Hand-Pulled Noodles, a movement from Chen Yi's At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert; the second movement from Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8; and Reel Time, a movement from Jennifer Higdon’s Southern Harmony.
(Photo: Chris Lee)