An interactive series that invites young audiences and their families to get up close and personal to TMO in a kid-friendly environment. Children can bring their cushions and rugs to these shorter concerts (without interval) in the morning and early afternoon and sit on the floor where they can see, hear and interact with the music and the musicians.
Please bring a cushion if you’d like to sit on the floor!
2017 Cushion Concert Series - Animal Adventures
11am & 1pm Sat 27 May & Sun 28 May
Balmain Town Hall
Hear birds singing, lions roaring, elephants stomping and even an unhappy Aardvark, all played by the orchestra! With excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and more, there’s something for all family members in this fun concert that will ignite little imaginations as they explore the orchestra in a kid-friendly environment.
2017 Cushion Concert Series - Movies, Dreams & Adventures
11am & 1.30pm Saturday 5th August
Petersham Town Hall
How do you make an epic family concert? Take a full symphony orchestra, add some of the greatest film music of all time from movies such as Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek, Batman, ET, Star Wars, Apollo 13 and The Mission, then add two world premiere compositions by Australian composers Yusaku Abiko and Adrian Hallam – That’s how! Come dressed as your favourite movie character and join the fun in this action-packed concert!
2017 Cushion Concert Series - Peter and the Wolf
11am & 1pm Sat 23 Sept & Sun 24 Sept
Balmain Town Hall
After sell-out concerts in 2014 and 2015, TMO is bringing back the family favourite Peter and the Wolf once again! This entertaining concert is tailored for little minds to discover and explore the orchestra through exhilarating music that showcase each of the instruments. Join TMO for this playful, informative and interactive introduction to the orchestra that will captivate and inspire young audiences to start a musical journey of a lifetime.