Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra Learn: Week of June 8

VPO Learn


Timpani Master Class

Timpani have the power (and need, occasionally) to dominate in the orchestra, but they also have the ability and responsibility to reflect string playing, brass articulations and tone, and woodwind presence in sound color. This class is an exploration of ways to find parallels between timpani stroke speeds as they relate to ways of making sounds on strings, brass, and woodwinds. Join Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi and other members of The Philadelphia Orchestra: First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang, and Associate Principal Flute Patrick Williams.



Panel Discussion on Instrument Repair

Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Paul Arnold, cellist Derek Barnes, and bassist Duane Rosengard discuss how to care for and repair your string instruments at home. Topics will include bow and instrument repair, cleaning and maintenance, and tips for procuring and purchasing a quality string instrument.