The first week of May 2016 will mark the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s sixth annual Education Week. From Star Wars to Crazy Creatures, this lively and joyous program of concerts and activities, presented by international educator Paul Rissmann and MSO Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey, is designed to develop appreciation of music through learning and entertainment.
An Adventurer’s Guide to the Orchestra
Tuesday 3 May at 6:30pm. Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall. For all ages.
This big, bold and fun concert showcases the sheer power of a large-scale orchestra performing some of the greatest musical giants and is the perfect experience for anyone interested in learning more about classical music.
Tuesday 3 May at 11:30am, Wednesday 4 May at 10am and 11:30am, Saturday 7 May at 10am and 11.30am. Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall. For children aged 3-7.
The audience will have the chance to meet the quirky heroes from The Duck with No Luck and A Cat Called Scratchduring performances which will see the quirky characters projected on a big screen above the Orchestra so the audience can share their wacky adventures.
Thursday 5 May at 12pm, Friday 6 May at 10am and 12pm. Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall. For school aged children.
This interactive concert is the perfect way to experience classical music, with Rissmann introducing a host of audacious characters, including Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, made famous by Mickey Mouse in Fantasia.
Saturday 7 May at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre. For children aged 0-5.
Jam with the MSO in a 30-minute workshop that explores Saint-Saens’ delightful salute to the lion, the tortoise and the swan.
Symphony in a Day
Saturday 7 May at 7:30pm. Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall. For all ages.
See community musicians perform side-by-side with their counterpart in the Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey.