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Kids Music Café 

Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you! 

In the Western Foyers

“This family friendly café is designed to be a perfect introductory experience to the classics.” 

Bridgette Van Leuven, Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning, Sydney Opera House

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Tired of nursery rhymes? 

With an ensemble playing repertoire to inspire a love of music in young audiences, this enlightening experience is a wonderful introduction to instruments and live music. Each adult ticket is inclusive of coffee and a slice of cake, so you can relax and meet other parents in a casual atmosphere. Featuring Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.

Listen to the repertoire from past shows... 

February: The String Family

Did you know? 

Vivaldi’s well-known work The Four Seasons is actually a collection of four violin concertos – a ‘concerto’ meaning a piece for solo instrument accompanied by orchestra. Each concerto or ‘season’ consists of three individual movements, generally taking the form fast-slow-fast, and the entire work takes 45 minutes to perform. Quite unusually for the time (1725) Vivaldi published the music with accompanying poems evocative of each movement. This makes the work one of the earliest examples of ‘program music’ – music which has a narrative element.  

March: The Woodwind Family

Did you know? 

Both Bach pieces from the concert in March, actually come from a larger work called a ‘cantata’.  A cantata is a narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment. They typically contain a number of movements with a mix of solo voices, choir and orchestra. The works you heard today are an arrangements of these pieces for instruments without voices. 

May: The Brass Family 

Fun facts about the Tuba

- If all the tubing was uncoiled, it would be about 6 metres long!
- It can play just about the lowest note of all orchestral instruments
- It weighs about 9 kilograms
- They are one of the most recent additions to the symphony orchestra, showing up in about the mid-1800's

Make the most of your experience...

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Tickets and Kids Lunch Pack

Kids Lunch Box - includes a wrap, donut, piece of fruit, juice box OR water.

Backstage Tour Combo 4X3
Tickets and Backstage Tour

Book yourself in for an intimate early morning behind-the-scenes experience. See the rehearsal and performances spaces that are usually the exclusive domain of our artists and performers.

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