Concerts for Secondary Students

Secondary students and teachers will find these Sydney Symphony Orchestra concerts the perfect introduction to live orchestral performance and the diverse world of western art music. Each concert encompasses themes which can be extended into classroom teaching activities.

Prices

First teacher – Included in the annual Participation Fee
Students – $12 per student
Complimentary tickets – 1 teacher ticket for every 20 student tickets
Additional teachers – $12 per teacher

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

FOR YEARS 7–10
Wednesday 13 March, 12pm
Thursday 14 March, 12pm
Friday 15 March, 12pm
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a series of vivid musical images guaranteed to spark students' imaginations. Conductor Ben Northey and physical communicator Andy Dexterity and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will recreate one of the greatest galleries in music. Andy’s mix of dance, physical theatre and signed language will entice students into the music and the pictures that fired Mussorgsky's own imagination.

Benjamin Northey conductor
Andy Dexterity mime artist

Sydney Symphony In Your Town

Sydney Symphony In Your Town

FOR YEARS 7–12
Port Macquarie

Wednesday 22 May, 12pm

Taree
Thursday 23 May, 11.30am

Newcastle
Friday 24 May, 11.30am

In May 2019 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will visit Newcastle, Taree, and Port Macquarie. Students will be inspired by the phenomenal sound of a live orchestra performing thrilling, accessible music.

We are able to provide a number of complimentary workshop enrolments to students attending these concerts. As attendance numbers are limited, please use the Booking Form to provide an expression of interest on their behalf.

Characterising Creatures

Characterising Creatures

FOR YEARS 7–10
Wednesday 29 May, 12pm
Thursday 30 May, 12pm
Friday 31 May, 12pm
Seymour Centre, York Theatre

How does music trigger our imaginations? How do we associate sounds with certain images? Composer Matthew Hindson’s Dangerous Creatures – his response to Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals – evokes spiders, ants and scorpions. This concert explores and compares the expressive techniques used by both composers to create sound images and musical representations of creatures great and small.

Tianyi Lu conductor

The Composer is Dead

The Composer is Dead

FOR YEARS 7–8
Wednesday 6 November, 12pm
Seymour Centre, York Theatre

Who killed the composer? The shifty string players, the sneaky clarinets, or the flutes–supposedly busy pretending to be birds? A likely story. Inspector Brendon Taylor is here to get to the bottom of the mystery in composer Nathaniel Stookey’s inspired creation from a text by Lemony Snicket.

Brett Kelly conductor
Brendon Taylor narrator

 

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Professional Learning for Primary Teachers

Professional Learning for Primary Teachers

Our program provides teaching approaches that cover a range of music skills and classroom learning activities.

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Meet the Music Season Packages

Professional Learning for Secondary Teachers

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Join our Learning and Engagement Program

Join our Learning & Engagement Program

Get access to our teacher workshops and give your students access to discounted concert tickets.

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