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Video on demand: The Orchestral Instruments: The FlutesKids event

KonserthusetPlayRecorded at Konserthuset Stockholm: Stora Salen, Stockholm, Sweden

Flutes have existed in all times and in all cultures and there are many, many variants. How many are there within the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra?

The flute used in an orchestra is usually made of silver metal, and with at least 13 tone holes controlled by valves. The flute family includes the C-flute and the piccolo as well as the more unusual alto flute and bass flute. But flutes have existed in all times and in all cultures and there are many, many variants.

This video is part of a series of playful videos on how the instruments used in a symphony orchestra function and sound. In each film, musicians from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra talk about their instruments and play one or several musical pieces together.

The series about the orchestral instruments is produced with the support of Konserthuset Stockholm's main sponsor SEB.