For those beginning their musical journey.
About the Orchestra
Orchestras sit in sections, based on types of instruments. Learn about the 4 main sections of a symphony orchestra, where they sit, and how their sounds are produced. This resource includes an activity and video interviews of QSO musicians from each section.
Peter and the Wolf - Education Resource
A childhood favourite, this education resource breaks down themes and instrument families while telling the story of Peter and the Wolf. This resource includes QSO's own digital concert recording. Recommended for P-Year 2.
For those with a developing knowledge of musical concepts.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Education Resource
Composed by Benjamin Britten, this work introduces listeners the instrument families of the orchestra and then how instruments combine to create an Orchestra. Recommended for Years 7-8.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 (Op.15) & Elgar Symphony No.2 (Op.63) - Learning Resource
A comprehensive resource focused around 2 famous pieces of repertoire by Ludwig van Beethoven and Sir Edward Elgar. This resource is recommended for Years 7-12.
Stravinsky's Firebird - Learning Resource
Originally composed as a ballet and then as an orchestral suite, the characters in the this story are represented by different scales. Recommended for Years 7-12.
If you enjoy these education resources, consider attending a QSO Education concert this season and receive a unique learning resource tailored to your concert experience.
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