Flight of the Bumblebee (K-5)

Watch and listen as a violist leads an orchestra in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

Violist holds a violin with text that reads 'Katica Illenyi - Flight of the Bumblebee'

This piece of classical music tells the story of a prince who as just been turned into a bumblebee. Click the image above to hear how the music sounds just like a busy bee as it races about.


Tap the beat. Is the music fast or slow? 

Grade 3-5

Is the music fast or slow? What instruments are playing?