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Activity videos

During the lockdown APO musicians are busy practising their music at home. But they are about to get a video call from Custard or Buzz from Whoa! Studios who want to find out more all about their instruments and the orchestra. 

    • How does a violin make a sound?
    • What’s the difference between a clarinet and an oboe?
    • Why is the French horn so curly?? 
Episode 7 - Meet the Trumpet

Buzz chats to Huw Dann, APO Principal Trumpet, to learn all about the trumpet.

Episode 6 - Meet the Marimba

Custard chats to Eric Renick, APO Principal Percussion, to learn all about the marimba.

Episode 5 - Meet the Oboe

Buzz chats to Camille Wells, APO Associate-Principal Oboe, to learn all about the oboe.

Episode 4 - Meet the Clarinet

Custard chats to Jonathan Cohen, APO Principal clarinet, to learn all about the clarinet.

Episode 3 - Meet the Violin

Buzz chats to Jess Hindin, Violinist & Music Director of Sistema Aotearoa, to learn all about the violin.

Episode 2 - Meet the French Horn

Custard chats to David Kay, APO horn player, to learn all about the French horn and playing in an orchestra.

Episode 1 - Meet the Double Bass

Buzz chats to Bella Zilber, to learn all about the Double Bass. Is it heavy? How low can it go? What is their job in the orchestra? Featuring a surprise guest at the end!




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