Join this whimsical and informative time travelling journey, discovering both the sound and historical context of each orchestral instrument. This piece was commissioned and given its world premiere by the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich for their 150th anniversary Celebration Concert, is narrated by Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo and conducted by Joshua Weilerstein. Did you know that flutes used to be made of mammoth bone and vulture wings? Or that timpani used to be played on horses? And is it a coincidence that cellos were made fatter than violins just around the same time as chocolate was brought over to Europe from Mexico? Packed with original music to showcase each instrument, well-researched historical facts, and the trademark goofiness of Igudesman and Joo, audiences and listeners of all ages will feel inspired to discover more about the orchestra.