ABC Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia Album Available Now!

Sounds Like Australia. Photography by Ken Leafore.

Throughout May 2018, Ensemble Offspring had a blast performing Sounds Like Australia at the Sydney Opera House. With the help of Play School’s Luke Carroll – and five of our nation’s finest composers – Kirra Quokka’s romp through the Australian bush was brought to life for hundreds of families. Now we are delighted to announce that you can take this production home with you too, in album form! 

Classic Kids introduces pre-schoolers to classical music through a musical tale of the Australian landscape: Kirra Quokka sets off from her home on sleepy Rottnest Island to the bright lights of the Sydney Opera House. Featuring new music by Australian composers Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Iain Grandage, Martin Wesley-Smith and Jessica Wells, performed by Ensemble Offspring, Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia is both an effective educational resource that encourages learning through play, and a delightful and engaging story the whole family will love.

Buy the album here, or in any ABC Shop.

In August, Ensemble Offspring will continue its Classic Kids journey with Music of the Dreaming, an entire show exploring the music of Indigenous composer Brenda Gifford, arranged by Jessica Wells.

Classic Kids is an ABC KIDS Listen and ABC Classic FM co-production. It was produced in collaboration with the Sydney Opera House Children, Families and Creative Learning program.

Photo credit: Ken Leanfore.