A Young Spacedog’s Guide to the Orchestra

Suppose, rather than a plummy BBC voiced narrator, that Benjamin Britten had chosen an animated dog in space to narrate The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and that, rather than use variations on a theme by Purcell he’d used extracts from contemporary Canadian composers he might just have come up something like the Kingston Symphony and Gazelle Automations’ Harmon in Space.  Or maybe not.  But in any case this new series for kids mixes animation with real musicians to create a guide to the instruments of the orchestra.  The first episode (of a planned twelve) deals with the flute.  And what rhymes with “flute”?  Well “cute” of course.  And it is.  Very.  You can find it on the KSO’s Youtube channel (subscribe for future episodes) or via this direct link.


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