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Musical Concepts

In this 16 part series, students take a tour of the many musical instruments that combine to make beautiful music in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 101: The Conductor

Jane Linde Capistran, associate conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the role of the conductor in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 102: The Trumpet

Tom Strait, trumpet player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a trumpet makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 103: The Trombone

Edward Hutlin, trombonist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a trombone makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 104: The Violin

Benjamin Sung, concert master of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a violin makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 105: The Viola

Timothy Nelson, a viola player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a viola makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 106: The Cello

Elise Buffet Nelson, a cellist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a cello makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 107: The French Horn

Karin Nelson, a French Horn player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a french horn makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 108: The Oboe

 Jennifer Peterson, an oboist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution an oboe makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 109: The Flute

Debora Harris, a flautist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a flute makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 110: The Bassoon

Russell Peterson, a bassoon player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a bassoon makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 111: The Clarinet

Leigh Wakefield, a clarinet player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution a clarinet makes in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 112: The Drum Set

Tom Christianson, a percussionist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the combination of instruments that makes up a modern drum set.

Music Concepts 113: The Tympani

Kenyon Williams, principal percussionist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, introduces us to the tympani.

Music Concepts 114: The Drums

Kenyon Williams, principal percussionist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, introduces us to the different types of drums in an orchestra.

Music Concepts 115: The Mallet Instruments

Chris Mahan, a percussionist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes mallet percussion instruments like the xylophone, chimes, and the glockenspiel.

Music Concepts 116: The Cymbals

Brian Kirchhoff, a percussionist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, describes the contribution different kinds of cymbals make in an orchestra.


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