Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra – Meet the Strings!
Meet the Strings will be an online series of video resources, introducing children and young people to the string instruments of the orchestra. Included in these videos will be short ensemble and solo performances from members of the Symphonic Waves youth Orchestra string section.
Conductor James Cavanagh will introduce the different string instruments in a fun and engaging way, enabling children and young people to enjoy learning about the string instruments played in orchestra. James and the musicians will explore the differences between the sounds each instrument makes and the musicians will demonstrate the various ways that rhythm and tone can be produced as they play. Participation will be encouraged with viewers being invited to play along to a tango rhythm in one of the pieces, by clapping or by using anything they can find to make a percussion sound!
Partners: Baboró, GRETB, Galway 2020, Music Generation Galway County.
Image: John Soffe