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Meet the Instruments

Meet the instruments with members of the PSO!

Meet the Bassoon

Meet PSO Principal Bassoonist Janet Polk as she takes you on a guided tour of her favorite instrument, the bassoon! How big is a bassoon? How does it make sound? What does it sound to play a song on the bassoon? Watch to find out!

 


Meet the Cello

Meet PSO cellist Dick Noyes and he takes you on a guided tour of one of the orchestra most versatile and beautiful instruments, the cello. You will learn about the different parts of the instrument, how instruments in the string family make sound, and even a special song that you can sing along with!

 


Meet the French Horn

Kevin Owen of the PSO horn section takes you on a guided tour of of the oldest and most powerful instruments, the french horn. You will learn about the different parts of the instrument, how instruments in the brass family make sound, and some special techniques that horn players use to create a wide variety of colors and sounds in the orchestra!

 

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PSO Notes From Home

Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to yours!

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