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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.


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

• 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 BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualization 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.

• 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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What’s New

Version 1.4.6

Optimizations for iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Howler User ,

Nice app

This app does a nice job of allowing you to follow songs with detail on the various instruments. The app was easy to navigate, haven't found any bugs thus far. The fidelity of the audio and video were both good on my iPad.

Aunk123 ,

Now one for jazz

This is a marvelous tool for helping a novis like me understand classical music performance. Thank you.

Now I need to also learn about AMERICAN Classical Music (Jazz) in the same way. Imagine a similar construct with pieces from The great AMERICAN Jazz composers of the major periods.

There is something about not only hearing music but seeing the people play the music as one reads the sheet music and listens to overlaid commentary that is remarkably EYE 😳 opening.

This is a real breakthrough on my iPad Pro

Christopher Towne ,

Review of The Orchestra

This app brings the love and beauty of the orchestra with its variety of songs from very well known composers around. My grandma’s money has been well spent.

In-App Purchases

Solo Audio
Hear sections of the orchestra in isolation


Amphio Limited
2 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Classical Apps Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Solo Audio $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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