What’s It Like? The Orchestra is a multimedia tool for exploring classical music, the orchestra, and orchestral instruments. There’s a lot to explore, including video, interviews, live performances from conductor Esa-Pekka Solonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and eight classical music selections.
Pros: Excellent videos, insightful commentaries, and best-in-class design.
Cons: High price and large download size might be tough sells for teachers.
Bottom line: A terrifically designed tool that invites students into the often unwelcoming world of classical music in a way that deepens appreciation and understanding of the complexities and beauties of the art form.