ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) launched its new initiative, Instrument Playground Online.
The Instrument Playground Online is a digital extension of the orchestra’s Instrument Playground, which is a hands-on experience for children before each SLSO Family Concert.
The online resource features videos, photos and activities that introduce audiences to the instruments of the orchestra and the musicians who play them, according to a press release.
The videos feature 10 SLSO musicians being interviewed by local children, most of whom are musicians themselves. In addition to the videos, there is a brief performance by each musician.
The videos will give an overview of about 10 different instruments from the four instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.
“The new SLSO Instrument Playground Online is another way people can connect with the SLSO. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the instruments of the orchestra and connect with our musicians on a personal level,” said Marie-Hélène Bernard, SLSO president.
The musicians featured in the videos include:
- Ann Choomack, Flute and Piccolo
- Jelena Dirks, Oboe
- Tzuying Huang, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
- Silvian Iticovici, Violin
- Will James, Percussion
- Thomas Jöstlein, Horn
- Vincent Karamanov, Bassoon and Contrabassoon
- David Kim, Cello
- Gerry Pagano, Trombone and Bass Trombone
- Shannon Wood, Timpani
Click here to view the Instrument Playground Online.
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