MSO invites children to jam with musicians from home this April

AAR MSO Jams for JuniorsCalling all little (and big) kids at home! You are invited to join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra every Wednesday at 10.00am throughout April for a sweet virtual musical ride through the music of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorák and Bizet in a special Jams for Juniors online event.

Learn how to make your own shaker and get ready to jam along with entertaining presenter and music educator Karen Kyriakou and musicians from the MSO in this weekly 20-minute online music session.

Discover the stories behind some of the greatest classical works including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (Wednesday 8 April), Dvorák’s New World Symphony (Wednesday 15 April), Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto (Wednesday 22 April) and Bizet’s Carmen (Wednesday 29 April) and explore the instruments that make the music.

MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise said this series of online events have been created with children in mind. ”This new online program was inspired by our successful Jams for Juniors live events which have been running for over ten years,” she said. “Given the current global health situation, this is a great opportunity for children and their carers to experience these normally sold out events in a new online format.

”These special mini online events will provide babies, toddlers and children at home with access to music through learning and engagement. Not only will littlies get to explore the music of some of the world’s greatest composers, but they will get to move around with their own handmade shaker in the comfort of their own home,” said Ms Galaise.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents a variety of online concerts to be enjoyed at home including Thursday Night (in) with the Symphony, Sunday Sessions with the MSO and Jams for JuniorsTune in to the MSO’s YouTube Channel. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Jams for Juniors – courtesy of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra