The Orchestra


Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

An orchestra at your command

Experience classical music like never before with unbelievable features including video, a synchronised score, simplified score and commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Fully interactive video playback

Watch beautiful multi-camera video of the world-famous Philharmonia, switching effortlessly between different angles and sections of the orchestra.

The BeatMap

Discover the acclaimed BeatMap – a groundbreaking visualization of the performances that highlights each individual note as it’s played, giving instant insight into how the music and the orchestra work together.

Incredible features

Use the keyboard to play samples of the instruments, and view each one in glorious detail with 360° rotations.

Expert explanations

World-class musicians explain their role in the orchestra and demonstrate how their instruments work.

More Ways to Learn Orchestra

Instruments of the orchestra

College | Online class

The largest group within the orchestra is comprised of instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings. The vibrations – resulting from the strings being played by a bow, or being plucked...


Elective Unit Studies: The Orchestra

1st - 6th | Printable, Product

In this 128 page unit study, your children will explore much more than the orchestra! This unit study takes your child on a journey through the symphony to learn about the conductor, the string...


The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

3rd - 6th | Book, Audio CD/MP3

This elegant hardcover book-and-CD package introduces the sights and sounds of the orchestra. After listening to the sounds of each instrument on the CD—from mellow flutes to blazing...


Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!

4th - 8th | Book

Eye-catching illustrations and an accompanying 70-minute CD make this an exciting and educational introduction to the world of classical music-from composers and music history to the instruments of...


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