What's New

Thank you for updating The Orchestra. The app is now available in Chinese!

We’ve also added full iOS 8 support and fixed a few small bugs to make your experience even smoother.

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App Description

***As featured in Apple ads***
***Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Creative Communication***

A new way to experience classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, performing extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.


Features:

An orchestra at your command: Experience classical music like never before with fascinating features, including video, synchronised score, simplified score and commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Discover the BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualisation of the performances shows different sections of the orchestra pulse in time with the music, helping you understand the complexity of each piece. Hold down your finger to hear different sections of the orchestra in isolation.

Unparalleled access: Watch beautiful multi-camera video of the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra, and switch effortlessly between different angles and sections of the orchestra.

Expert explanations: World-class musicians explain their role in the orchestra and demonstrate how their instruments work. Use a keyboard to play samples of the instruments, and view each one in glorious detail with 360° rotations.

Discover the story: Read insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times.


The Music:

• Haydn: Symphony No 6
• Beethoven: Symphony No 5
• Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
• Debussy: Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
• Mahler: Symphony No 6
• Stravinsky: The Firebird
• Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
• Salonen: Violin Concerto


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App Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 27, 2015 New version 1.4.0
  • December 03, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • December 01, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • September 18, 2014 New version 1.3.2
  • September 13, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • July 12, 2014 New version 1.3.1
  • May 25, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • May 22, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • May 19, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • May 15, 2014 New version 1.3.0
  • December 12, 2013 New version 1.2.3
  • November 30, 2013 Price increase: $8.99 -> $13.99
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $8.99
  • October 09, 2013 New version 1.2.2
  • April 09, 2013 New version 1.2.1
  • March 18, 2013 New version 1.2.0
  • February 01, 2013 New version 1.1.0
  • December 06, 2012 Initial release