Use this video series on Music Appreciation entitled Understanding the Orchestra for kids to study the musical instruments and structure of the symphony orchestra and listen to performances of three popular symphonies.
Use our 2 educational online videos to explore diverse musical styles, learn the structure of an orchestra, and listen to performances of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Copland's Billy the Kid, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Join Benjamin Britten on a musical journey through the instruments of the symphony orchestra using a spirited performance of his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Learn to identify different instruments through a lively performance of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Experience the drama of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture while viewing stirring paintings of the Napoleonic Wars and photographs of historic Moscow. Thrill to the Western sounds of Copland's Billy the Kid, complete with photographs, illustrations, and paintings of the Old West.