Girl learning to play the cello at a WSS Instrument Petting Zoo.

WSS PlayArea

The WSS has combed the universe to find the most educational and most fun games related to music and the orchestra … and here they are!  Whether you’re 4 or 104, you’re sure to find these amusing and addicting.

Online Games

Creating Music logo

Morton Subotnick’s website offers a wide variety of interactive pitch-and-rhythm games for young children as well as “follow the leader games” appropriate for older kids.

New York Philharmonic Kidzone screenshot

The New York Philharmonic’s richly developed Kidzone site features games that teach children about instruments and composers, and games that can create rhythms and sounds.

Cello Challenge screenshot

Cello Challenge!

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Cello Challenge game, for older kids, pits the player against the “standard”: Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Swan. Miss a bowstroke, and you’ll scratch!

iPhone and iPad Games

Dr. Seuss Band

Experience the excitement as Dr. Seuss Band transforms your device into a vibrant, energetic musical instrument that all ages will enjoy! Jam along with playful Seussian melodies or create your own whimsical masterpiece. As you play, you’ll unlock new instruments, silly effects and catchy songs. Contains over 120 combinations of sounds, so you’ll always have something new to discover!

Virtuoso Piano

This is the Lite version of Virtuoso Piano, the amazing grand piano for iPod touch and iPhone. With its unprecedented sound quality, Virtuoso Piano Free is the perfect free piano to learn the basics of music or just having fun.

iBone - The Pocket Trombone

iBone: it’s the Trombone for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Tap the iBone icon. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with music from your iPod library — accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don’t have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.

Coming Soon:
Tamir Hendelman

Rhapsody in Blue

Kicked-Back Classics Series
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Robert Moody, conductor
Tamir Hendelman, piano

La valse
Le tombeau de Couperin

Rhapsody in Blue
An American in Paris