Week of November 30 - December 4, 2020
ABTKids Daily turns our attention to one of ballets most important elements, the music. The ABT Orchestra is composed of over 60 highly talented, professional musicians who make the theatre come to life each and every night through their masterful performances!
Occasionally you will have the opportunity to see our musicians on the stage with our dancers, but normally you will find them in the orchestra pit in front of the stage. Next time you attend the ballet feel free to walk down to the pit and wave to our musicians!
This week we are very happy to be joined by seven musicians and one conductor as they introduce some of the instruments you would encounter on a trip to the ballet.
First We Tune - Oboist Matthew Dine
Before any orchestra begins, they tune their instruments. Let’s get ready for Orchestra Week with ABT Oboist Matthew Dine.
Fun Fact: The oboe is a double reed woodwind instrument and often oboe players make their own reeds!