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. 


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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