"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
Dec 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Villalobos Brothers use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music with original compositions that masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice.
"I'm speechless, I'm blown away … I have never heard or seen anything like this before …" – Leital Molad, senior producer, of WNYC's "Studio 360"
Feb 2, 3 & 4, 2016
Known for their electrifying arrangements and versatile ensemble playing, Metropolitan Klezmer brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map.
"Exhilarating … high-voltage … deliciously shapeshifting … with a love for resurrecting obscure treasures from across the decades …" – New York Music Daily
Mar 22, 23 & 24, 2016
Music is one of Ireland's most celebrated exports, and Lúnasa has been at the forefront of that musical migration. Their sound, though strongly rooted in traditional Irish music, moves beyond those long-established boundaries with their instrumentation and inventive arrangements of music from a variety of areas across the diverse Celtic region.
"This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet." – The New York Times
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