The Orchestra App

The Orchestra is an extraordinary app from Touch Press that will delight anyone with even a passing interest in classical music.

The Orchestra App - Discover the Instruments

The Orchestra is a collaboration between the Philharmonia Orchestra, Touch Press, Rite Digital, Music Sales Group and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Orchestra App

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

The app allows real-time selection of multiple video and audio tracks, along with an automatically synchronised score and dynamic graphical note-by-note visualisation of each piece as it is played. The result is an immersive environment for exploring the music and all the instruments of the orchestra.

Mesmerising Music

Multi-camera, multi-track performances of eight pieces with automatically synchronised full score, curated score, or simplified representation. Mesmeric synchronised BeatMap highlights each and every note played on a graphical representation of the orchestra.

Discover the Instruments

Optional audio and/or subtitle commentaries on every piece from both the conductor and the players. Discover how each instrument works, and read, watch and hear the musicians themselves explain their role in the orchestra.

Fully Interactive

Insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times. Stunning fully interactive video playback allows complete real-time control of the iPad screen in both landscape and portrait orientation.

Featured 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
  • Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Salonen: Violin Concerto

The app is designed for iPad (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation) and iPad mini

The Orchestra for iPad is created by Touch Press (the people behind The Elements, The Waste Land and Sonnets by William Shakespeare) in partnership with Rite Digital (the digital media production arm of the Philharmonia Orchestra) and Music Sales.