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Thursday 19 May 2022

10:30am at Hamer Hall

Friday 20 May 2022

12:30pm at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli
Jess Hitchcock soloist and presenter


Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

About this performance

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Carnival of the Animals, a must-hear work for all students, to delight and capture the imaginations of both young and old. The humorous depiction of animals in Saint-Saëns’ Zoological Fantasy are brought to life through music and puppetry live on the Hamer Hall stage; this concert will be quite the menagerie!

This MSO performance includes some unexpected visitors – the addition of extra wildlife, commissioned especially for the event.

MSO Online Incursion

Richard Vaudrey presenter

$150* per class (Up to 30 students, multiple classes may attend one incursion); to be scheduled in May 2022.

*Free for MSO Ignite schools

MSO Online Incursions give students the opportunity to meet MSO musicians and their instruments, up close and online! To enhance your students’ live concert experience, incursions in 2022 will focus on Carnival of the Animals. Students will be introduced to musical concepts referred to during the concert and delve deeper into hands on involvement. Available only as an add-on to Schools’ Concerts. Book your incursion when booking tickets for Carnival of the Animals.

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MSO Schools Concerts are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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