Family-friendly musical safari

Benjamin BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Thaddeus Huang conductor
Thea Rossen presenter

Join WASO for this family-friendly musical adventure to meet the musicians and instruments of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a radiant introduction and deep dive into the exciting world of the Orchestra, its sounds and instruments. From the violins to the triangle, tuba to piccolo, this interactive sonic safari will be guided by presenter Thea Rossen. Young listeners will meet each instrument of the orchestra through a clever series of variations, travelling around the orchestra from the highest to the lowest.

Be part of the concert! We're inviting you to take part in the Creative Composition Challenge which is your chance to become a composer and try out your own theme and variation music. Simply download and submit the worksheet and your composition may be chosen to be played by the orchestra at the concert!

Suitable for ages 6-12 years.
2021 WASO Assistant Conductor, Thaddeus Huang supported by Simon Lee Foundation

To view the Grab & Go menu that will be available for the performance, click here.

Arrive early and make the most of your concert experience. From 12pm, you can enjoy various family-friendly activities throughout Perth Concert Hall. Snap a photo at the photobooth in the Main Foyer and check out the origami station at the Corner Stage, led by origami master Sanny. Have a go at making your own origami instrument and enjoy these fun activities prior to the 1pm performance!

Download the concert program

This concert is presented in accordance with the Western Australian Government’s easing of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. As a result, you may be seated with ticket holders from other households. Please continue to practise good hygiene habits and observe physical distancing where possible.
We will do everything in our power to present the program listed but, as we all know, we may have to vary the repertoire or artists should Government guidelines or travel restrictions change. If that happens, we will let you know. For more information, read our 2021 Program Changes page

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Family Package (2 adults + 2 children)^ $25 each

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