Modern Instrument Invented
- The flute is one of the oldest instruments. Early flutes were made out of animal bones.
- To play the flute, musicians hold it flat and blow their breath over the edge of the hole in the flute’s headjoint.
- The flute is one of the highest pitched instruments in the orchestra!
- Other common instruments in the flute family include the piccolo (smaller) and alto flute (larger).
Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Flute
‘Entr’acte’ from Bizet’s Carmen, Ravel’s Bolero
Watch Columbus Symphony Principal Flutist Niles Watson introduce the flute!
Hear Columbus Symphony Principal Flutist Niles Watson play an orchestral excerpt!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Flute