"The arts humanize us and give us a glimpse as to why we exist, why we are alive. The arts give us all that and more. Without the arts, we really die as a society." – Arturo O’Farrill, Grammy Award Winner
92nd Street Y Musical Introduction Series empowers children in grades K-3 to explore the world’s musical genres; engage in music-making; and, by learning about rich musical traditions in class and through live performances, cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and tolerance of diverse people and cultures.
Voices of Immigration
Young People's Chorus of New York City
May 24, 25 & 26, 2016
Young People's Chorus of New York City is internationally renowned for its superb virtuosity and vibrant showmanship, and as a model for an inclusive society. This groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of children of any religious, ethnic or economic background.
"A superb ensemble with pan-stylistic programming and supreme precision." – Gramophone
Music We Live In
Breath and Hammer
Nov 29, 30 & Dec 1, 2016
David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg's latest project, Breath and Hammer
, is an innovative reimagining of the traditional clarinet and piano recital that integrates folk and improvisation-based music with classical masterworks.
“Adventurous ... soul-stirring ... brilliant” — Down Beat Magazine
Jecorey “1200” Arthur
Jan 30, 31 & Feb 1, 2017
Jecorey “1200” Arthur is a music educator, composer, performer and curator from Louisville, KY. Although 1200's compositions can be considered hip hop, he is heavily influenced by classical music and fusion. He is a co-founder of United Legion of DOOM, a creative collective featuring musicians, artists, designers, producers and creative intellectuals from around the globe.
“A universal collaborator ... dedicated to making a difference on and off stage.” — Awards in the Arts
Nathaniel Stampley and Rosena Hill Jackson
Apr 4, 5 & 6, 2017
“Nathaniel Stampley performs with force and verve, his magnificent voice booms through the theater, filled with determination and dignity.” — Planet North Shore
“Rosena Hill is absolutely terrific, an impressive actress and magnificent singer.” — Talk Entertainment
Christian McBride Trio
May 9, 10 & 11, 2017
Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride has been one of the most important figures in the jazz world for 20 years.
“The deep, dark-maple tone that Christian McBride elicits from an upright bass is one of jazz’s forthright pleasures.” — The New York Times