Kids in the Balcony
Kids in the Balcony
Kids in the Balcony is The New York Pops' flagship education program. During our season, the program centers around a concert-going experience that provides FREE tickets to 100 students for each New York Pops subscription concert and over 830 for our Gala concert at Carnegie Hall. PopsEd Teaching Artists conduct pre-concert visits in classrooms to teach students about the orchestra and connect content of the particular performance to general elements of musical knowledge.
In 2020, we introduced Kids in the Virtual Balcony in tandem with our Virtual Benefit Concert with Kelli O’Hara. Thanks to our generous donors, students from 20 public schools across New York City were offered free access to the virtual performance, as well as the opportunity to participate in a PopsEd pre-concert online workshop, held via Zoom prior to the event’s premiere. We intend to offer Kids in the Virtual Balcony tickets for our future virtual events.
For more information, and to find out about becoming a Kids in the Balcony or Kids in the Virtual Balcony participant, contact Education and Operations Manager Analisa Bell at email@example.com or 212-765-7677.
Meet the Musicians
As a supplement to Kids in the Virtual Balcony, we are excited to present Meet the Musicians, a new educational video series featuring the musicians of The New York Pops. Participating musicians introduce themselves, talk about their instrument including its basic features/mechanics, share interesting historical facts, and conclude with a short instrument demonstration. This gives students an opportunity to hear how the instrument sounds and see how it is played. PopsEd student guides to supplement students' learning are also available for download.
Get started by watching Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke's introductory video below, then click on one of the icons to meet the musicians!
Download student guides for each instrument family by clicking below:
The New York Pops wishes to thank The Leir Foundation for their generous support of Kids in the Balcony.
This program is funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.