Igudesman & Joo: A Historical and Hysterical Guide to the Orchestra
A curious customer walks into a shop where the shopkeeper begins his fascinating guide to every single instrument from its invention to its inclusion in the symphony.
Along this time travelling journey, we also discover the instruments' historical context. Did you know that flutes used to be made of mammoth bone and vulture wings? Or that timpani used to be played on horses? And is it a coincidence that cellos were made fatter than violins just around the same time as chocolate was brought over to Europe from Mexico?
Packed with original music to showcase each instrument, well-researched historical facts, and the trademark goofiness of Igudesman & Joo, audiences and listeners of all ages will feel inspired to discover more about the orchestra.
"Historical and Hysterical Guide to the Orchestra" written & composed by Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo