Babies Proms at Sydney Opera House

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Babies Proms at SOH. Image: PrudenceUpton

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The much loved concert series Babies Proms returns to Sydney Opera House in 2013 with a reinvigorated line up that will introduce children from 2-5 years to an exciting range of musical genres.

Renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi will don a powdered wig and assume the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Meeting Mozart children will be introduced to the full range of his work, from Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and his operatic arias. They will also encounter a range instruments in the Babies Proms ensemble and discover some of our best-known and loved classical music.

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s finest musicians. After performing his first Mozart Piano Concerto at the Sydney Opera House at the age of 9, he has gone on to win a string of international prizes and scholarships including an ARIA award for Classical Record of the Year.

Simon said, “Mozart is the greatest contradiction in the universe. The marriage between innocence and gravitas makes him the biggest kid of them all. I jumped at the chance to 'play' Mozart not only because his music speaks to me with a directness that is unmatched, but because I have always been fascinated with this beguiling character who wrote music as if guided by both the ineffable forces of nature and whatever lies beyond. The opportunity to share this experience with the young (and the young at heart) will let me be a kid and communicate in a language that will hopefully remain with them for the rest of their lives.”

Babies Proms at Sydney Opera House has been running for more than 30 years and remains the perfect introduction for toddlers to the joys of live performance and storytelling in a relaxed, informal and interactive environment.

Who:

Babies Proms: Meeting Mozart

When:

6 - 17 March, 2013

Where:

Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room and Studio

Tickets:

$25 - $30

For further information and tickets visit the Sydney Opera House website.

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