Composer, musician, author, satirist—Peter Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music. His works, now well in excess of 100 for symphony orc
"I sincerely hope you will come back very soon to continue this great work. I want to personally thank each and every one of your young performers. I think often they cannot know how much they are helping with their effort." Alessandro Ricciarelli - Music Therapist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
New York Youth Symphony's Performances for Special Audiences are live performances by chamber music and jazz musicians for children at various facilities throughout Manhattan. This form of music therapy can improve overall rehabilitation of the therapy recipients and increase their motivation to become engaged in their treatment, depending on the nature of the disability.
This unique experience also enables our players to use their talents to make a difference in people's lives. Although the audience may not always be directly engaged in the performance, musicians understand the impact music can have on people.
Performances are planned for the following facilities: