From play-along sessions for toddlers, to an adventure-filled concert for kids 9 and up, MSO Education Week introduces the wonderful world of classical music to kids of all ages!

The first week of May 2016 will mark their 6th Annual Education Week. 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.

MSO Education WeekJoin the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from May 3rd to 7th for the fun-filled mini festival of lively and joyous concerts and activities, designed to develop an appreciation of music through learning and entertainment. Welcome to MSO Education Week!

Take a look at the shows below and be sure to grab your tickets now before they all sell out!

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divider-3MSO-Education-Week-Symphony-in-a-DayAn Adventurer’s Guide to the Orchestra

Tuesday 3 May – 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.

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MSO-Education-Week-BooksClassic Kids & Family Classic Kids 1: Crazy Creatures

Tuesday 3 May – 11:30am
Wednesday 4 May – 10am and 11:30am
Saturday 7 May – 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 Scratch during performances which will see the quirky characters projected on a big screen above the Orchestra so the audience can share their wacky adventures.

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MSO-Education-Week-BamboozledMeet the Orchestra: Bamboozled

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.

Meet the Orchestra is made possible by the Ullmer Family Foundation.

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divider-3MSO-Education-Week-Jam for JuntiorsJam for Juniors: Carnival of the Animals

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.

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MSO-Education-Week-ConductorSymphony 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.

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Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Ages:  0-10years +
Phone:  03 9929 9600
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mso.com.au/education/mso-education-week/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneSymphony
Twitter: https://twitter.com/melbsymphony

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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