Utah Symphony offers a video library of the instruments in the orchestra.
You’ll hear Utah Symphony Musicians play and talk about their instruments and careers. Musicians discuss their early years on the instrument and motivation to become a professional, some of the special effects possible on their instrument, and what role the instrument plays in orchestral repertoire. Each musician also plays a solo.
To help new listeners distinguish the timbre of each instrument, Utah Symphony musicians play the opening to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Comparing the same music, instrument by instrument, will help distinguish the different timbres.
To help new listeners distinguish the timbre of each instrument, Utah Symphony musicians play a major scale.