MSO: The Happiness Box
- Date: Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10am; 11:15am; 1:00pm
- Venue: Iwaki Auditorium — ABC Southbank Centre, 120-130 Southbank Boulevard, South Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by phone on (03) 9929 9600
The Happiness Box tells the story of three animal friends as they journey through the jungle on a quest to discover the secret of happiness. This delightful tale was written for Changi Gaol’s child prisoners in 1942 by Australian prisoner of war, David Griffin, and illustrated by fellow POW Leslie Greener. It has been thoughtfully scored for young audiences by award-winning composer Bryony Marks to capture the sense of wonder, trepidation and delight of the friends’ adventure. Greener’s beautiful illustrations from the original book accompany the narration and music.
> Read Bronwyn Lobb's article about The Happiness Box on Resonate.
Image: Original illustration by Leslie Greener (detail)
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9626 1198
Featured Australian Works
|The Happiness box (full orchestra with narrator) (2013) by Bryony Marks|
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Brett Kelly
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