Meet Our Orchestra Family
Digital Discovery Series
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present our Symphony School Show for 2021, Meet our Orchestra Family. While it has taken us some time to pull this together, and we do apologize for the delay, we believe this digital series will take you on a learning journey of discovery about our orchestra.
An orchestra is a musical ensemble made up of instruments from four families, the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion. This Digital Discovery Series will allow you to explore each of these families, introducing you to the instruments, their special characteristics and of course the OSO players.
Teachers and students learning remotely will use the online learning platform Thinkific to access the Meet Our Orchestra Family program through a series of modules about each of the orchestra families. These modules include instrument videos, music performed by the OSO, additional educational content, activities and worksheets.
Each instrument family produces sound (vibrations) in a different way. Here is an introduction to the different ways sound is produced and part of a lesson from the program.