PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Philharmonic will unleash an effervescent shower of star-studded entertainment with children leading the way this Sunday.

The Phil’s much-anticipated family concert will feature the Plymouth Children’s Chorus and the winner of the South Shore Conservatory Youth Concerto Competition, 16-year-old pianist Owen Masur of Quincy, playing Mozart’s dramatic “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.”

But first, the Plymouth Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Karen DeVoe, will envelop the audience in the joyful music of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” before performing Irving Berlin’s inspirational “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” which owes its title and theme to Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

The chorus will also sing “Can You Hear Me?,” an inclusive song that will feature the children using American Sign Language.

Philharmonic Conductor Steven Karidoyanes said the piece is "moving and beautiful," and that he has cried while conducting it.

To honor the Plymouth 400th Commemoration, the Philharmonic will perform Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” as well as a rarity: “The Governor Bradford March” by Leroy Anderson.

The Dvorjak selection is as recognizable as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” Karidoyanes said, written while the composer was living in America in the late 19th Century.

“The music takes its inspiration from the great scope of landscape that is the American continent,” he said. “Each movement of this symphony is almost a descriptive poem of the nature of this country as he saw it.”

The Family Concert will participate in the national food drive Orchestras Feeding America. Audience members are encouraged to take a nonperishable food item to benefit the Food Warehouse of Greater Plymouth.

The concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and, for early arrivals, a hands-on instrument demonstration preceding the concert will take place at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. They're available at plymouthphil.org or by calling 508-746-8008.