Friday, 11 January 2008

Children to go WILD with orchestra and animals in the holidays

Animal Tracks @ the Zoo from January 15th- 25th.

Playing at Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo, much-loved Babies Proms maestro Big G, aka conductor George Ellis, promises to tame children and take them on a journey of rhythm and sound as he uncovers the magic behind orchestral music.

Children will join Big G and his two favourite friends Bertie Bott and Sugarplum on a musical animal hunt, as they try to choose the cuddliest, creepiest and scariest animals in the zoo through the inspiration of classical and pop music.

World famous classics such as Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and even Elton John’s Crocodile Rock will have children dancing in their seats, while educating them on orchestral instruments and the sounds they produce. Children will also be introduced to new original songs, such as ‘It’s Unreal To Be A Seal’ and ‘Platypus (It’s Obvious)’.
After the show, children will be able to mingle with the orchestra and visit the animals of Taronga Zoo at a special discounted price.

George Ellis has led the country’s top orchestras as well as composing and presenting the hugely popular Babies Proms at Sydney Opera House for the past six years.

Acclaimed comedy and drama writer and children’s author Jimmy Thomson teams with Big G to create the engaging stories, characters and songs.

Animal Tracks @ the Zoo is the first concert for Big G Conducts 2008 and will be staged at the ANZ Conservation Theatre, Taronga Zoo, with a donation going to The Taronga Foundation.

Tickets are $25 and available through Ticketek ( or 132 849).
All full price tickets include a 15% discount for entry to Taronga Zoo.
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