Schools Concerts

Challenge young minds and introduce primary and secondary students to orchestral music through the SSO Schools Concert series. Enrich your classroom music program through a series of thematic concert experiences.


Machine Music

At the Seymour Centre, York Theatre
Suitable for Yrs 3-10
Duration: 1 hour

30 May–2 June
10:30am (Years 3–6)
12:00pm (Years 7–10)

Iain Grandage conductor

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 Bush Concert

At the Seymour Centre, York Theatre
Suitable for K‒6
Duration: 1 hour

31 Oct–3 Nov
10:30am (Years K–2)
12:00pm (Years 3–6)

Toby Thatcher conductor
Barry Conrad storyteller

Helga Visser's picture book is brought to life by Mark Simeon Ferguson's score for the orchestra with storyteller, Barry Conrad. What do the animals do when the drought will not end? Students will discover the instruments of the orchestra and the sounds of the Australian Bush as they take part in a very unusual concert.



2017 Schools Concerts
MPF: $120 / Students: $12
Teacher: $12 or 1:20*
*One complimentary teacher per 20 student seats purchased

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