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November 2020
12:30 PM
Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

A Guide to the Orchestra | cancelled


Szymon Maxim – conductor
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
Jakub Grębski – narrator


B. Britten The Young Person’s Guide to Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell) op. 34 (fragments)
M. Ravel Boléro (fragments)

Duration 60 min

No intermission


A Guide to the Orchestra is the title of a concert devoted to instruments in symphony orchestra. The listeneres will learn how the instruments are divided into groups, what their technical and expressive possibilities are,ad how they collaborate.

Two instruental works will feature as examples: the Variations and a fugue on a Theme by Purcell, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten, with the subtitle "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", is a piece written by the composer with children in mind. In it, he introduces young listeners to the largest and most complex musical ensemble, presenting individual instruments. The second composition is the famous Boléro by Maurice Ravel. With a steady accompaniment played on the snare drum, children will hear a theme presented by various instruments. After playing its solo part, each intrumnet moves to the accompaniment, giving other band members a chance to show off. The work ends with a powerful climax performed by the entire orchestra.




NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.