New in 2018!
On the surface, childhood games seem like pure fun, but they are also an important record of who we are and where we come from. From spinning tops to string figures, this wildly entertaining and colourfully costumed ensemble show how culture and history are passed on through singing and dancing. By comparing their own childhood games to those from the remote Torres Strait, students come to understand the importance of traditions and to be thankful to those who teach them. Presented by Musica Viva In Schools in conjunction with NAISDA. Click here to find out more about Wyniss.
Sydney North & Central Coast, NSW tour dates: Term 2 (18 June - 6 July)
New in 2018!
Water, Water, Everywhere is based on music by the Grammy Award winning composer Tan Dun, which beautifully evokes memories of his childhood in the waterlogged rice fields of China. Bringing this world to life is Thea Rossen, who plays vibraphone and an array of other percussion instruments in water, including gongs, bells, wooden bowls and tin cans. She leads an ensemble with Luke Carbon on clarinet and Leigh Harrold on keyboard. Students get to create their own music out of water, and come to appreciate that water is a precious resource. Click here to find out more about Water, Water, Everywhere.
Sydney North & Central Coast, NSW tour dates: Term 3 (27 August - 14 September)
New in 2018!
Roberta, a talented girl living in 16th century Italy, dreams of becoming an apprentice to the greatest inventor of all, Leonardo da Vinci. Along the way, she meets a trio of musicians equipped with the weird and wonderful instruments of their time. With music by young Australian composer, Sally Greenaway, and script by writers Catherine Prosser and Paul Bissett, Da Vinci’s Apprentice is an original musical journey of discovery where students are challenged to expect the unexpected both during the performance and in the classroom. Click here to find out more about Da Vinci's Apprentice.
Sydney North & Central Coast, NSW tour dates: Term 3 and Term 4 (September and October)
There’s nothing like the sound of five brass instruments to get an audience to sit up and take notice. With trumpets, trombones and a French Horn, BoB play music written by composers from across the world: tango legends, Australian waltzes, classical masters and Kazakh folk music. Famous for their dynamic, larger than life performances, BoB are also experts at explaining where the strange, bendy metal tubes they play come from, and how they work. Click here to find out more about BoB.
Sydney North & Central Coast, NSW tour dates: Term 3 (30 July - 17 August)
A fantastic musical world is brought to life by Australian composer Paul Kopetz. Students will discover music that showcases the inhabitants of the fire tree, including jet fighter lorikeets, swarming fire ants and machine-like cicadas. Performed by ensemble Entourage, featuring voice, cello, clarinet and keyboard, this performance paints a vivid and immersive picture of an Aussie backyard. Don’t miss the opportunity for students to join in with musicians to make a musical storybook from the sights and sounds of their own worlds! Click here to find out more about March of the Fire Ants.
Sydney North & Central Coast, NSW tour dates: Term 3 (13 -17 August)