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Music of the Forest: Creative Learning

Venture deep through the fern-filled and leaf-littered paths to discover the music of the forest in this intimate introduction to classical music. 

In the Studio

“Nothing is wasted in the forest, and we can really learn from that.”

Bryony Anderson, Designer 

NSW Curriculum Links:

Music of the Forest

An immersive introduction to classical music

Venture through the fern-filled and leaf-littered forest paths of the Frugal Forest to a clearing. Students will find themselves immersed by a unique and intimate classical music experience, where everything they see and hear is made entirely from salvaged materials. 

Featuring iconic music from renowned composers, this incredible music experience will introduce students to the instrument families and the ways in which music can be used to capture the sounds of an environment.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Frugal Arts Inc. 

Discover the program

Performed by live by a String Quartet

Wagner – Meistersingers Overture (children’s version)
Handel - Sarabande
Tchaikovsky – Morning Prayer
Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
Beethoven – Cavatine
Handel – Bouree from Water Music
Vivaldi – sounds from the 4 Seasons
Vivaldi – 2nd & 3rd movements from Summer
Monti – The Celebrated Czardas 

Wednesday 2nd August performances only
Wagner – Meistersingers Overture (children’s version)
Handel - Sarabande
Tchaikovsky – Morning Prayer
Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
Beethoven – Cavatine
Handel – Bouree & Andante Con Moto from Water Music
Vivaldi – sounds from the 4 Seasons
Vivaldi – 2nd & 3rd movements from Summer

NSW Curriculum Links




Early Stage 1 

Stage 1

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities





Critical and creative thinking 
Personal and social capability 







Natural environment 
Earth and space 
Living world 

Your Creative Learning Journey

This live performance program comes with a dedicated Creative Learning Journey, featuring recommended activities for your students and a teacher resource pack. Equipped with our Creative Learning Journey, you’ll embark on a program of experiences designed for deeper learning, including live-streamed classroom workshops and tailor made professional learning.

Download Creative Learning Journey

Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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