How do different instruments make sound? How do all of these sounds work together in an orchestra? Explore each instrument family of the orchestra through a series of instrument demonstrations, chamber performances, and interviews with individual PSO musicians. Then discover how all of these instruments come together to form a full orchestra!
The fall unit (October-November) includes curated performance footage that illuminates the unique characteristics and sound production of the many instruments that make up a symphony orchestra.
Online and in-person:
The spring unit (May-June) builds the full orchestra one instrument family at a time and features new performances by your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Join us in person at Heinz Hall, watch the concert recording online, or both!