A fun introduction to the classics for younger listeners, using musical illustration and story.


7th December

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  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._Barbar returns to the forest
  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._ The Bad Mushroon
  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._ The New King

  • 30th November

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  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._ Barbar's life with the old lady
  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._Arthur and Celeste
  • Poulenc, Francis: Babar, the Little Elephant. Georgie Parker, spkr. Tasmanian SO/Kenneth Young._The Search for Arthur and Celeste

  • 23rd November

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  • Grandage, Iain: Richie - In Memoriam. Benaud Trio .

  • 16th November

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  • Grandage, Iain: Black Dogs. Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Australian String Quartet .
  • Part, Arvo: Spiegel im Spiegel. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Peter Grimes. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., David Wilson-Johnson, bar., Neil Jenkins, ten., Patricia Payne, contr., Sarah Walker, m-sop., Simon Keenlyside, bar., Stafford Dean, bass, Thomas Allen, bar. Royal Opera House Chorus, Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Bernard Haitink.
  • Gomez, Alice: Fission. Erica Rasmussen, marimba, Sophia Ang, marimba .
  • Traditional: (arr. London Klezmer Quartet):Latvian Table Song/Russian Folksong Medley. London Klezmer Quartet .

  • 9th November

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  • Grandage, Iain: Suspended. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Horn Concerto No.4 in E Flat, K.495, 3rd mvt.. Alan Civil, horn Philharmonia Orch/Otto Klemperer.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Wild Swans Suite: Eliza Aria. Daniel Hope, vln., Jacques Ammon, pno.
  • (If you can't sing it) You'll have to swing it. Ella Fitzgerald, voc.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Clarinet Sonata. David Howie, pno., Som Howie, cl.

  • 2nd November

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  • Grandage, Iain: Dawn. Australian Boys' Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia Padma Possum Theme Ensemble Offspring
  • White Knight and Beaver Excerpt 1 Martin Wesley-Smith
  • White Knight and Beaver Excerpt 2 Martin Wesley-Smith
  • Padma and Kirra Quokka arrive in the city Martin Wesley Smith
  • Locamotive Theme Jessica Wells
  • Finale Medley Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Jessica Wells, Martin Wesley-Smith
  • kirra's big musical concert surprise Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Iain Grandage, Jessica Wells and Martin Welsey Smith

  • 26th October

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  • Bandt, Ros: Mystic Morn. Gabriella Smart, pno.

  • 19th October

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  • Bandt, Ros: Flight. Genevieve Lacey, rec.


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