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DSO – Kids' Classics

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Kids' Classics returns for more musical fun, with DSO Ensemble players performing live classical music for the whole family.

By Liz Trevaskis

These delightful shows are designed for younger audience members and their families and run for approximately 50 minutes. Artistic co-ordinator Anastasia Coroneo spoke to Off The Leash. 

What do you love about these shows? 
These concerts really get everybody involved in the music and the shows remind me of the power 
of music to bring communities together and how beautiful it is to have music in our lives. You’re never too young (or old) to learn that.

What kind of audience do young people make? 
Young people are a fantastic audience. Children respond to music with their whole being. I love how these concerts encourage children to freely express their enjoyment of what they are hearing. Sharing their joy reminds me of how important and natural it is to have beautiful music in our lives.

Whenever I do these shows, I like watching the kids who start their own sideshow – finding their way out of their seats to the front of the stage in order to dance and move with the music. And I’m always thrilled to bits by the stories of children inspired to learn an instrument after watching our shows.

Can you tell us a bit more about the music that will be performed – and on which instruments – for this show?
The music will be performed live on original acoustic instruments– violins, violas, cello and a grand piano. I believe we also have a musician in our midst with yet another hidden talent, but I can’t spoil the surprise!

Our string instruments are hundreds of years old – made in a time before cars, air-conditioners and iTunes were invented – yet you’ll be amazed to hear how stunningly versatile these instruments are as we play music both new and familiar. And, as the show title suggests, the audience will be part of the performance too – we’ll have you on your feet, singing, clapping and dancing!

SAT 17 NOV | 9.30AM & 11AM | PALMERSTON COLLEGE | See the event listing

SUN 18 NOV | 9.30AM & 11AM | CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY THEATRE, CASUARINA | See the event listing

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