The Next Generation

Volume 116, No. 5May, 2016

The New York Philharmonic cares about the next generation of musicians! The orchestra runs Philharmonic Academy Jr., which provides training to young musicians. One of its partners is the Harmony Program, which gives instruments and free daily instruction to more than 200 students in under-served communities across New York City. Nine middle- and high-school students from low-income neighborhoods were recently selected by audition to be “All Stars” through this partnership. They earned a month-long mentorship with musicians from the Philharmonic. Photos by Michael DiVito.


On April 26, the All Stars (pictured above) performed with their Philharmonic mentors during a free public concert at Lincoln Center. The concert featured the world premiere of “Lucy’s Aria,” a string quartet by American composer John Corigliano.

New York Philharmonic cellist Qiang Tu with an "All Star" student.

New York Philharmonic cellist Qiang Tu with an “All Star” student.