In June 2020 the OrchLab team had planned to run live workshops with Garwood Foundation and St Cecilia’s Leonard Cheshire centre, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic we took our workshops online instead. As part of these sessions we had a ‘Listening Party’ where we watched specially created videos of LPO musicians making music together
If you’ve explored the OrchMap, and already mastered the individual instrument quizzes, challenge yourself to be a master of orchestral knowledge! The quizzes below test your knowledge of all the OrchMap instruments combined. You can access the quizzes online, or if you prefer, you can download PDFs and fill out by hand, or use to
If you’ve explored the OrchMap, test your instrument knowledge by taking our quizzes! We have provided a range of quizzes on each instrument which you can access online, or if you prefer, you can download PDFs and fill out by hand, or use to test a group. If you’ve finished our individual instrument quizzes, or
When OrchLab visited St Cecilia’s and Garwood Foundation in early 2020, we used Mahler’s Symphony No.5 as our project inspiration. This Listening Guide gives some background information about Gustav Mahler and his fifth symphony, and takes you through the beautiful Adagietto movement. Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler was an Austro-German composer who lived between 1860–1911. He
Each key plays a different sound. The bigger the key, the longer the sound. Try playing different keys together to layer up the sounds in a way you like Tap each key to start the sound. Tap it again to stop the sound.
Explore the instruments of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Select an instrument shaded dark grey, and watch videos of LPO players introducing their instruments.