2018–19 Season’s Philharmonic Playground Theme Begins with “Allegro and Adagio,” Designed and Directed by Doug Fitch
February 24–25, 2019
The New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages three to six, will begin its 14th season Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled “Allegro and Adagio,” is the first installment in Philharmonic Playground, the season’s theme that imagines the Orchestra as a playground. Hosted by Philharmonic Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young, the program will feature selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda, and Sullivan’s Tit-Willow from The Mikado and I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General from The Pirates of Penzance. The works will be performed by Philharmonic violinists Kuan Cheng Lu and Na Sun, violist Judith Nelson, cellist Nathan Vickery, and Principal Harp Nancy Allen. Doug Fitch will design and direct the performance.