MEET THE INSTRUMENTS!
Through our Meet the Instruments series, sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., students will get to know the many instruments that make up a symphony orchestra—as well as the North Carolina Symphony musicians who play them!
Meet the Instruments is created especially for elementary school students, but audiences of all ages are likely to discover new things about the instruments of the orchestra!
Series Sponsored by
North Carolina Symphony Principal Oboe Melanie Wilsden, North Carolina Symphony Oboe Sandra Posch, and North Carolina Symphony English Horn and Associate Principal Oboe Joseph Peters show off their favorite instruments — how to play them, why they love them, and how all the music comes from tiny reeds carved by hand.
North Carolina Symphony Assistant Principal Flute Mary E. Boone and North Carolina Symphony Piccolo Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford show off their favorite instruments — how to play them, why they love them, and how they bring sweetness and power to the orchestra.
North Carolina Symphony violist Amy Mason shows off her favorite instrument — how to play it, why she loves it, and how warm and rich it sounds. She also plays a duet with NCS violinist So Yun Kim so you can hear how beautiful their instruments sound together!
North Carolina Symphony Associate Principal Cello Elizabeth Beilman shows off her favorite instrument—how to play it, why she loves it, and how to produce sounds ranging from rich and mellow to very scary!
North Carolina Symphony Principal Trombone John Ilika shows off his favorite instrument—how to play it, why he loves it, and why a “buzz” is essential to the sound!
North Carolina Symphony violinist So Yun Kim shows off her favorite instrument—how to play it, why she loves it, and why each violin is as unique as the person who plays it!
North Carolina Symphony Principal Timpani Colin Hartnett shows off his instrument—how to play it, why he loves it, and even… how much it weighs!