191117 The Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra.


  • Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • John Williams  Harry Potter: Nimbus 2000
  • Piazzolla Libertango
  • Tchaikovsky Nutcracker: Trepak
  • Arban Carnival of Venice
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 8 (extract)
  • Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5

So what exactly is an orchestra? Why is the piccolo so small? Why are the double basses so big? And what is a xylophone supposed to sound like anyway? Don’t worry: Benjamin Britten has got it covered. With a bit of help from presenter Catherine Arlidge and conductor Jaume Santonja Espinós, plus music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and John Williams, this fun-filled concert for all the family will show you exactly how it all works.

Age guidance: Suitable for children aged 5–11 

CBSO+ 3.45pm: Flagship CBSO education programme Project Remix concludes with a performance by young musicians from across the West Midlands. 

This concert has been made possible with generous support from the CBSO Development Trust's private endowment fund


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 (£2.50 for online bookings) is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. Tickets purchased as part of a CBSO Concert Package are exempt. For full details see cbso.co.uk/terms.

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