AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:MSO LIVE: KIDS MARATHON


June 2020

Sat 27 

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Mini music-lovers are invited to change tempo these school holidays and take an adventure across the globe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of music making, conducting and creativity.

Taking place on Saturday 27 June from 10am – 1pm, kindergarten and primary school-aged children can take part in the MSO’s activity-filledKids Marathon featuring interactive music-making and stories from different countries and cultures across time.

The Kids Marathon begins with a musical acknowledgment of country, recognising Australia’s first people reaching back over 40 thousand years and then ends with a look at Holst’s journey into the universe withThe Planets.

The event will feature conducting workshops, drawing to music sessions, instrument making as well as musical interludes and short interactive concerts, alongside popular MSO programs Jams for Juniors and Classic Kids. Downloadable activity sheets and a specially-designed musical adventure map can be accessed for free from the MSO website.

Co-hosted by conductor Benjamin Northey, comedian Scott Edgar (Tripod) and educator and musicianThea Rossen, the Kids Marathon will feature guest artists throughout the event including indigenous singerJess Hitchcock (Short Black Opera) who will perform the musical acknowledgement of country and lead a sing-a-long workshop, andSarina Walter who will guide little viewers through engaging musical activities.

MSO Live: Kids Marathon will be broadcast on the MSO’s YouTube channel on Saturday 27 June from 10am-1pm. For further information visit


10am Musical acknowledgement of country
10:15am Instrument Making (ages 4+ with adult supervision)
10:30am Jams for Juniors:Pictures at an Exhibition (ages 0-5)
10:50am Drawing: Character Creation and Drawing to Music (ages 4+)
11:30am Jams for Juniors:Peer Gynt (ages 0-5)
12noon Musical Games (ages 3+)
12:15pm Conducting Workshop with Ben Northey (ages 3+)
12:30pm Classic Kids: Holst’s The Planets (ages 5-10)


Saturday 27 June, 10am – 1pm
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