Meet the instruments of the symphony orchestra in Explore the Orchestra: a 5-part series of free online events. Composer James Redwood shares works for Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion in these interactive concerts which feature body percussion, analysis and a brand-new premiere.

Catch up on previous episodes:

Episode 1: Meet the Brass

Episode 2: Meet the Woodwind

Episode 3: Meet the Strings

Episode 4: Meet the Percussion

Episode 5: Explore the Orchestra Finale

The BSO is constantly striving to make our digital content as accessible as possible, and we thank Wendy Ebsworth MBE for partnering with us on these Sign Language version videos.

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Works and composers

Redwood Explore the Orchestra
Britten Sunday Morning from Peter Grimes
Doreen Carwithen Suffolk Morris
Coleridge-Taylor Willow Song from Othello Suite
Copland Appalachian Spring