Performance of animal-themed concert with ex-Wiggle at the Joan

June 13, 2017 by  

Three classical pieces of music related to animals will be performed next weekend by the Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO), under the baton of George Ellis, with special guest Murray Cook.

Cook, who is famous in Australia for being one of the Wiggles, will narrate ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saens. The piece is universally known as a good way of introducing children to the various instruments of the orchestra. Also on the programme are Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose Suite’ and Mancini’s ‘Baby Elephant Walk.’

Although this is billed as a children’s concert, it will appeal to anyone who loves music, and it promises to be a fun show for the whole family. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite animals.

The concert will be staged at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. Known locally as ‘the Joan’ this popular venue is the home of performing arts in Penrith and its surrounding suburbs. The programmes presented here often make use of local printing services, and photographs of the building are frequently seen on postcards and calendars.

The Carnival of the Animals Children’s Concert will take place on Sunday, June 18 at 11:00 am. Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for under 16s, and $88 for a family. They are available online from the Joan’s Box Office page.