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Vivaldi for kids at the Canberra Theatre

By Barcham - 20 August 2013 0

Fisher Price: My First Vivaldi

They really should have called it Fisher Price: My First Vivaldi.

Sydney Opera House’s Babies Prom are bringing their Vivaldi show to Canberra.

So if you’re suddenly feeling super guilty because you haven’t exposed your toddler to enough culture, you might want to pick up some tickets.

A unique introduction to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons designed especially for children, Sydney Opera House Babies Proms is coming to Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday 2 October 2013.

For more than 30 years, the Sydney Opera House Babies Proms has presented a unique, intimate and joyful introduction to orchestral music for pre-school and early primary kids. More than 35,000 people per year experience this delightful program, and now the Sydney Opera House Babies Proms is hitting the road, coming direct to audiences in The Playhouse at Canberra Theatre Centre.

The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. This rich 35 minute musical experience is performed live by an actor and an ensemble of musicians, who weave the most popular key moments from this classic piece into a physical, visual and musical journey through the seasons and the sounds Vivaldi used to represent them.

Children aged 2-5 will have the opportunity to meet the musicians and be introduced to the instruments and their sounds, from the silvery pizzicato notes of winter to the dramatic final movement of the summer thunderstorm. The Four Seasons is a unique combination of storytelling and concert-quality instrumental music, offering a wealth of opportunities for children to join in, engage and learn.

Sydney Opera House Babies Proms: The Four Seasons plays at Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday 2 October 2013.

Performances: 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm

Duration Approx. 35 mins, [no Interval]

Prices: Standard $22.00*, any group of four (big or small) $18.75*

*transaction fee of $3.30 applies (per transaction)

Tickets and more information: Contact Canberra Ticketing on (02) 6275 2700 or visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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