Orchestra Quiz Questions and Answers
- An orchestra is broken into how many familes of instruments?
- Name the smallest member of the flute family?
- The Halle is an English symphony orchestra based in which city?
- Which English conductor is best known for his association with London's annual promenade concerts?
- Which instrument is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family?
- Which percussion instrument is composed of a set of tuned metal plates similar to the xylophone?
- Is the 'celesta' a woodwind, brass, string, percussion or keyboard instrument?
- The Metropolitan Opera, commonly referred to as 'The Met', is based in which city?
- In which section of the orchestra does a cor anglais belong?
- Which instrument plays the 'A' to which other musicians tune their instruments?
- Which English conductor, best known for his association with the London Philharmonic, was the grandson of the founder of a famous pharmaceutical company?
- Which Italian word meaning 'pinched' is a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of an instrument?
- Which instrument was first introduced into a symphony orchestra for Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in 1808?
- By what name are the kettledrums more commonly known?
- The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in which city?
- The second-most significant person in an orchestra after the conductor is the leader of the which section?
- Which instrument did Bach, Mozart and Beethoven all occasionally play in an orchestra?
- Which orchestra, founded in 1930, was the first permanent salaried orchestra in London?
- Four (string, woodwind, brass and percussion)
- Sir Henry Wood
- Keyboard (looks similar to an upright piano)
- New York
- The oboe
- Sir Thomas Beecham
- The trombone
- First violin section
- The viola
- BBC Symphony Orchestra
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