Reaching Our Neighborhoods

Random Acts of Music (RAM)
"Unless you've experienced a sense of the isolation that is an inevitable part of deafness, you can't imagine how important it is to know that Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf is a priority audience of the Long Island Philharmonic."
- Mark R. Prowatzke, Ph.D., Executive Director,
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf


RAM is a collaborative effort between the Philharmonic and community-based organizations whose constituents are among our priority audience.  RAM will bring classical music into the lives of thousands of people by engaging audiences in new and unique ways through a highly interactive and personal approach.  Philharmonic musicians, from small ensembles up to a chamber orchestra, will bring music to life in hospitals, hospices, children's hospitals, libraries, community and senior centers, museums, schools, malls, corporate centers, and community-based organizations, building cultural bridges where words cannot.  RAM enables us to touch the lives of every member of our community - not just those who attend subscription concerts

Each season, the Philharmonic, working with community-based organizations, makes more than 2,000 tickets available to those who might not otherwise attend a concert for economic, social, cultural, or health reasons.  Local businesses, by underwriting the cost of these tickets, enable HeartStrings to open the concert doors to under-served members of our community, HeartStrings, an accessible and affordable program, creates opportunities for those in our community who might not otherwise have a chance to experience the magic of a live symphony orchestra playing great music.  The Philharmonic believes that everyone benefits from the experience, which contributes significantly in our community's efforts to improve health and quality of life.

Concerts for Communities
Attention: Libraries, Museums, Performing Arts Centers, Local Theatres, and other Community Venues! The programs below are available for booking by you as presenter.


A Day at the Circus

The Long Island Philharmonic Concert Players collaborate with a professional acting ensemble and their very talented dog to take you under the Big Top.


Hansel and Gretel

Join the Long Island Philharmonic Concert Players and a professional acting troupe in a slightly off-beat version of this Brothers Grimm tale.


Jack and the Beanstalk

The Long Island Philharmonic Concert Players, some fairy tale characters and their talented dog play and act out this popular English story in an eclectic music program.




Little Red Riding Hood
...the Real Story! and Goldilocks

These traditional fairy tales have a modern twist when reenacted with music by the Long Island Philharmonic Concert Players and friends.


Peter and the Wolf

You’ll delight in Prokofiev’s age-old story as the Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and a super-charged actor/mime tell the story of Peter and his forest friends through musical instruments.





The Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Trio and an acting ensemble tell this Brothers Grimm fairy tale with music by Mozart, Elgar, Mendelssohn and some unexpected surprises such as the themes from Rocky and Jeopardy.


The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs come to life with the Long Island Philharmonic Concert Players and a professional ensemble. See and hear them like never before with the music of Charlie’s Angels, Peter and the Wolf and some Italian classics!


The Musical Adventures of
the Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Eleven musicians, a conductor, an actor and a mime bring to life this wonderful Aesop’s fable with the important message: “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.”


Forbidden Music

The Long Island Philharmonic String Quartet and Soprano perform Forbidden Music, the story of how the arts thrived during one of history’s darkest times. Listen to the music written inside Nazi concentration camps by Jewish composers, many of whom perished. Discover the power of the spirit over oppression through the composers and their music as well as the artists and poets of the camps and their works. Learn about censorship, propaganda, resistance, and survival by studying the role the arts played in this historic period. Includes moving visual arts presentation.

Additional programs:
Celebrating Thirty Years of the Long Island Philharmonic — our traveling exhibit
Young Performers' Showcase
Random Acts of Music (RAM) Small Ensemble Performances

For more information about MusicLIvz, Long Island Philharmonic's Arts-in-Education Program,
Karen Beluso, Director of Education & Community Engagement •

(631) 293-2223, ext. 118 email:

Mara Lepmanis, Education Assistant
(631) 293-2223 ext. 111 email:

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