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Classical Music Groups and Events For Young Adults

house David Chang Oct 4, 2022

If you’re a young adult interested in classical music, you might grow frustrated by the fact that you don’t exactly “fit in” at the symphony, chamber concerts, or recitals. Perhaps you played classical music growing up, have started taking piano lessons in Brooklyn or elsewhere in the city, or simply want to enjoy a new artistic hobby with a sophisticated clientele.

Whatever your case may be, you may be surprised to learn that there are a number of classical music groups intended for young adults. And if you would ever like to join the community of young professionals learning the piano at David Chang Music, please get in touch!

Young Adult Events and Groups For Classical Music Enthusiasts

Young New Yorkers - New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic, one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, encourages young adults to meet each other and enjoy music together via the Young New Yorkers program. As a member, you have access to exclusive events, like cocktail parties, small recitals, meet-and-greets with the musicians, and much more.

You also have the opportunity to attend lectures by leading musicologists discussing the symphony’s upcoming repertoire - you’ll learn about the history of the music along with other performance notes.

There are membership packages for as low as $500 per season and as high as $5,000 - the different tiers have different benefits and opportunities. Payments made to the New York Philharmonic as largely tax deductible.

The Chamber Orchestra of New York: Under 40 Friends

For a more low-key membership, you can join the Under 40 Friends society at the Chamber Orchestra of New York. There is no fee for registration, and you will enjoy discounted individual concert tickets, special events, and discounts on group tickets as well. For more information about social events with the Chamber Orchestra, you will need to contact them.

Manhattan Theatre Club

While not exactly a classical music society, young arts enthusiasts in NYC can join the Manhattan Theatre Club for between $250 and $3,000. The various levels of membership offer different levels of access, and things like meet-and-greets, cocktail parties, discounted tickets, priority seating and advanced ticket access, and more are all included. You will meet young theater professionals, make friends with other enthusiasts, and enjoy close access to some of the best and most forward-thinking theater events in NYC. The Manhattan Theatre Club is a non-profit organization.

The New York Session Symphony

If you’re an adult hobbyist, the New York Session Symphony may be a great option for you. The group meets and rehearses at the Lincoln Center, and whether you’re a professional music educator or an amateur musician, you will enjoy rehearsing and performing advanced orchestral literature. It’s also an excellent way to make friends with fellow musicians.

Don’t Ignore often flies under the radar as far as social media platforms are concerned, but the website is often a hub for young classical music enthusiasts in NYC. You can join instrument-specific groups (like piano, guitar, violin, etc.), or join groups would enjoy chamber string music, orchestra concerts, and more. At the very least, it doesn’t hurt to join one of the many classical music communities on and see what’s available.

Make Friends at David Chang’s Piano Studio

David Chang is a professional educator and pianist, and he is one of the leading authorities on Brooklyn piano lessons for young professionals. He enjoys teaching a very small number of 1-on-1 private students, and many more in fun and educational strategic groups of 3-4 students. He holds recitals and studio classes for his students, and even his online students will often fly into NYC. Get in touch for a free consultation today.