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2012 Event Media Release - Babies Proms & Sydney Symphony Family Classics

23 April 2012 

Sydney Opera House presents

Babies Proms: Music For Tutus
Sydney Symphony Family Classics

There’s something for all ages at Sydney Opera House in May, with two seasons that are designed to introduce children to the magical world of music.

For 2-5 year olds, Babies Proms: Music for Tutus will pique their curiosity with dances from some of the most famous ballets. Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker are some of the most well-known and loved ballets composed by the pioneer of modern ballet – Tchaikovsky. Listen to his enchanting music as two beautiful dancers point, promenade and pirouette, bringing to life the magic of the ballet with the help of our very own Proms Orchestra. Don’t’ forget to wear your favourite tutu!

Babies Proms at Sydney Opera House has been running for more than 30 years and remains the perfect introduction for toddlers to the joys of live performance and storytelling in a relaxed, informal and interactive environment.

Sydney Symphony Family Classics eases young audiences, aged 5+, into the sound of the full orchestra. Sydney Symphony brings Jean de Brunhoff’s beloved story of Babar, the Little Elephant to life with Poulenc’s charming music, followed by Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Using a theme from the Baroque composer Henry Purcell, Britten’s piece shows how the ‘teams of players’ in an orchestra work together to take the audience on a lively journey towards a splendid finale.

The concert will be led by internationally renowned music educator and conductor Richard Gill and narrated by family favourite Monica Trapaga.


Babies Proms: Music for Tutus
Venue: Studio, Sydney Opera House
Dates: 3 - 20 May
Duration: 35 minutes
Phone: 02 9250 7777

Sydney Symphony Family Classics
Concert Hall
Dates: 13 May
Duration: 55 minutes
Phone: 02 9250 7777

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jane Davis, Publicist – Performing Arts
02 9250 7440 / 


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