Australian World Orchestra - children's concert
- Date: Sunday, 28 August 2011, 2pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
On Sunday 28 August at 2pm, the Sydney Opera House will transform for the light-hearted, yet informative Children’s Matinee Concert suitable for families and for children of any age. Australian Word Orchestra are inviting families and children to meet the players and see their instruments up-close before the show in the beautiful Northern Foyer of the Opera House at 12.45pm. The AWO are also encouraging children to bring their own instruments and play for the musicians.
This will be followed by a fun-filled, audience participation concert conducted by Alexander Briger. Australian violinist, Belinda McFarlane of the London Symphony Orchestra, will introduce the orchestra and its players. Hear one of the worlds oldest instruments, when Australia’s globe trotting Didgeridoo soloist, William Barton takes to the stage and shows how the instrument makes its sound, involving the whole audience.
Featured pieces will be Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, Brahms' “Academic Festival Overture”, Sullivan/Mackerras' "Pineapple Poll" (where a few lucky children will be invited to actually conduct the orchestra!), special guest, composer Peter Sculthorpe and his “Earth Cry” and finally we invite you all to sing and play along to an arrangement of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from the 9th Symphony! Your practice part can be downloaded from www.australianworldorchestra.com.au
“This is a program for the whole family, where everyone can take part. You’ll learn how an orchestra is put together and works together… I can’t wait to experience the spine-tingling sensation of 2000 voices singing together,” says David Montgomery, percussionist with the AWO.
Featured non-Australian music: Tchaikovsky, Beethoven etc.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
||Earth cry : full orchestra (1986) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Australian World Orchestra
- Performer Australian World Orchestra
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