This lesson should take 45 minutes.
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten provides a fantastic introduction to the instruments your students will encounter in our regular broadcast series or as a general introduction to OpusYou. We recommend you complete all of the activities below in advance, drawing particular attention to the instruments we will feature in our sessions. Alternatively, before each broadcast you could focus on the instruments your students are about to hear by playing the relevant sections of the music as detailed below. Please note that the performance is recorded in two parts.
Music is one of the most precious subjects for children and yet so many of them don’t have access. OpusYou will give them that chance and excites me more than I can say.