“Introduce your kids to the wonder of music with fun family concerts by Sydney Symphony Orchestra!
Kids have incredible reactions when they see a symphony orchestra in action at the Sydney Opera House. Proud as punch when they arrive at this special building, when the music starts their eyes shine in wonder, they dance in their seats and cheer the conductor and the musicians for more. As the music unfolds – sometimes with a funny narrator or actors up front – children’s imaginations start to soar. And for the next 45 minutes or so they watch, listen and engage with the magic of beautiful music.
As a parent, you know you’ve sewn the seed for a lifetime love of music. Whether they go on to compose the next great symphony, take up an instrument, sing in a choir or enjoy the thrill of attending concerts with loved ones throughout their life, kids will always remember their first concerts and who took them. It’s a very special gift.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concerts happen three times a year on Sunday afternoons. It’s a fabulous day out – easy to get to by car or public transport, with plenty of eating options and ice-cream shops to be found along Circular Quay. But best of all it’s fun! Relax, Mum! If kids want to cheer, laugh or wave to the musicians– that’s fine! The only greasy look you’ll get is if you say no to a second ice cream after the concert.
Aimed at kids aged from 5 to 12 years of age, each concert tells an exciting story and introduces the amazing sounds of the orchestra, with a conductor, musicians and special soloists including pianist Simon Tedeschi, beatboxer Tom Thum and kids TV star Jay Laga’aia.”