Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Machine Music, The Bush Concert & Teacher's Workshop

30 May - 3 Nov 2017

 

MACHINE MUSIC

The sounds of machines can be their own kind of music. Some composers have written music for machines and discovered ways to replicate the sounds of machinery through the instruments in the orchestra. Students will be enthralled as a typewriter joins the percussion section, we hear Elgar’s interpretation of a wagon passing and Mussorgsky’s crazy hut on chicken legs. How does a composer replicate a suave car or a jet stream through the instruments of an orchestra? The effervescent Iain Grandage returns to conduct the SSO as we explore the music of machines.

 

Conductor: Iain Grandage
Years: 3 – 10
Subject Links: Music Stages 2, 3 and 4
Duration: 50 minutes, no interval

Dates and Times:
Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June
10:30am (Yrs 3-6), 12pm (Yrs 7-10)

Cost: $12 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)

 

FOR BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION CALL (02) 8215 4603

 

THE BUSH CONCERT

Discover the instruments of the orchestra and the sounds of the Australian bush in a very unusual concert. Helga Visser’s picture book, The Bush Concert is brought to life by Mark Simeon Ferguson’s score for the orchestra with storyteller, Barry Conrad. This concert explores the instruments of the orchestra through story, song and dance. The Bush Concert enables students to empathise with these animals as they learn about the many beautiful birds we have in Australia.

 

Conductor: Toby Thatcher
Storyteller: Barry Conrad
Years: K – 6
Subject Links:Creative Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Human Society and its Environment, Geography
Duration: 45 minutes, no interval

Dates and Times:
Tuesday 30 October – Friday 3 November
10:30am (Yrs K-2), 12pm (Yrs 3-6)

Cost: $12 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)

 

FOR BOOKINGS AND MORE INFORMATION CALL (02) 8215 4603