Written by Liza Alexander
Illustrator Tom Brannon
Published 1993
Publisher Golden Books
Series Learn About Music
ISBN 0307144267

Big Bird Meets the Orchestra is a 1993 Sesame Street storybook in the "Learn About Music" book and tape series, using Sesame characters to teach classical music and the sounds that instruments make. The book was an updated variation of the 1989 title Meet Big Bird's Orchestra, altered to include the then-current cast of characters.

The Sesame Street Orchestra is rehearsing for a concert celebrating Slimey the Worm's birthday. Scheduled conductor Don Music can't make it, so Big Bird takes over. Prairie Dawn coaches him through it, teaching him how to conduct and the different instrumental sections. No classical pieces are included in this version, instead using brief, original music by producer Geni Sackson.


Orchestra Lineup



  • In the cast list on the back of the book, Roxie Marie's first name is incorrectly spelled with a 'Y'.
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