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The Philharmonia Fantastique: Instrument Families concert introduces students to instrument families and to many of the instruments in a symphony orchestra. The concert features Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra, a piece that is paired with a film. The piece and film introduce instrument families and individual instruments by sight and sound. The first set of activities in this curriculum further extend learning by addressing how sound is produced in each respective instrument family.

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Teacher Activities for Philharmonia Fantastique

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