New Phil's interactive and energized Family Discovery Concerts take our audience on a musical journey! Learn more about the orchestra instruments, how sound is made, what we hear in the music and more. Each one hour performance is a treat for all ages, featuring fantastic music, lively narration, andspecial performances by featured young artists. Our popular Instrument Petting Zoo - a chance for children of all ages to meet and try the instruments - follows each Family Discovery Concert. Join us and make musical memories!
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm
December - a month of celebration! This magical performance is a collaborative journey through expression - singing, dancing, and instruments too! New Phil will be joined by Newton's All City Honors Chorus Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director, and ballerinas from Newton's Boston Ballet School, Tamara King, Principal. Celebrate music, friendship, peace on earth, and more with the New Phil!
The Musical Forest
Sunday, January 27 at 3:00pm
During the winter, we'll travel to Italy to explore the Pines of Rome and listen for sounds of The Birds in works by Respighi.These colorful pieces inspire the imagination of children of all ages! New Phil's partner organization, the Suzuki School of Newton, will join us on stage for this fun-filled program!
*Please note that there will be no Instrument Petting Zoo after this performance due to the flu epidemic. There will be one following the April 7 performance.
The Composer is Dead
Sunday, April 7 at 3:00pm
New Phil is in the middle of a musical mystery and we need YOUR help! Nathaniel Stookey's The Composer is Dead, based on the book by Lemony Snicket, is a musical "whodunit?"! Can you help the Inspector solve the mystery? This rollicking piece introduces each instrument to the audience in a fantastic new way. Join us to learn the difference between first and second violins, what the tuba does on his night off, just how sneaky the oboe is, and, of course, who killed the composer! This is a don't miss performance!
Plus, New Phil will be joined on stage for a special side-by-side appearance by Newton's All City Elementary Orchestra, directed by Greg Livingston!