About the Orchestra
These instruments produce sound by bowing or plucking stretched strings.
- First and Second Violins
- Double Bass
Wind instruments produce sound by being blown into.
- Clarinet / Bass Clarinet
- Oboe / Cor Anglais
- Bassoon / Contrabassoon
Brass players create sound by vibrating their lips. When this vibration is pushed through large brass tubes, it can create significant noise.
- Trombone / Bass Trombone
These instruments create sound by being struck. Some instruments just make a sound; others play particular notes.
Timpani, Bass Drum, Bongo Drums, Cymbals (China Cymbals, Small Cymbals, Large Cymbals, Sizzle Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal), Sandpaper Blocks, Snare Drum, Steel Spring, Tam Tam, Vibraphone, Vibraslap, Xylophone.
Keyboard instruments are played by pressing keys.
In our first Digital Education Concert, join Queensland Symphony Orchestra Double Bassist Paul O’Brien as he introduces the instruments of the woodwind, brass, and string families.