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ABC Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia

May 4, 2018 | 12:00pm

Treat little ears to musical soundscapes and classical compositions with Sounds Like Australia.

In this immersive introduction to music, children will learn about instrument sounds, develop their musical vocabulary, and explore the importance of listening.

This light-hearted, participatory show will delight kids with sounds evocative of the Australian landscape. Sounds Like Australia is a brand new production celebrating classical music for young audiences. After the show, kids can meet the musicians and instruments.

Presented by Sydney Opera House, ABC KIDS listen and ABC Classic FM in collaboration with Ensemble Offspring and composer Jessica Wells.

Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


Date & Time

4 May-21 May 2018


Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


Ross Edwards – Crow Dance (from Animisms)
Nigel Westlake (arr. Jessica Wells) – Ocean Sunfish
Iain Grandage – Corrugation
Jessica Wells – Blue Mountains March
Martin Wesley-Smith – White Knight and Beaver


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Bree van Reyk (percussion)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

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ABC Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia