Explore the Orchestra!

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Explore the Orchestra! is a fun and informative educational concert created and performed by the Western Piedmont Symphony. Partnering with local regional school districts and music teachers, this concert reinforces essential standards from the K-8 NC Essential Standards in Music and will help enable students to recognize the different instrument families of the orchestra and how they produce sound. Students will have an opportunity to hear the individual instruments, the instrument families, and how they work together to create the magic of a full symphony orchestra.

If you would like more information or are interested in attending one of these performances, please contact [email protected]

Concert Program

Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)

Romanian Folk Dances (excerpt)

Nimbus 2000 (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

Fanfare from La Peri

Comedian’s Galop

Little Fugue in G minor

“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo

Main Title (from Star Wars)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Belá Bartók

John Williams

Paul Dukas

Dmitry Kabalevsky

Johann Sebastian Bach / Lucien Cailliet

Aaron Copland

John Williams


All concerts occur at P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.