Musical Introduction Series

"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’s 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 at live performances, cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and understanding of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

2017/2018 Season:
Silk Road: Musical Caravan
Wu Man and Friends
Nov 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrument ― which has a history of over 2,000 years in China ― a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.

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Jan 23, 24 & 25, 2018

In Armenian, zulal means “clear water.” Zulal, an a cappella trio, takes Armenia’s village folk melodies and weaves intricate arrangements that pay tribute to the rural roots of the music while introducing a sophisticated lyricism and energy.

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Mar 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Shashmaqam is a vibrantly colorful ensemble that performs the powerful, centuries-old musical traditions of Central Asia.

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May 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Originally from Damascus, Syria, vocalist Gaida is celebrated for her unique and highly personal musical style, which is marked by a great emotional intensity.

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