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.