In this film, Andy Smith introduces his instruments - the timpani.
To learn more about the timpani visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/timpani
Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.
"Have you seen the app called 'The Orchestra'? It is astonishing. For somebody who can't read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014
The Philharmonia's Principal Timpanist's Chair is currently available for endowment. For more information on how you can support the Orchestra by endowing a player's chair, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/support/individual/chair_endowment
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