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Jams for Juniors Online

Shake, make and create music with the MSO

Calling all little (and big) kids! You are invited to join the MSO every Wednesday at 10am throughout April for a sweet virtual musical ride through the music of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvořák and Bizet.

Learn how to make your own instruments and get ready to jam along with presenter Karen Kyriakou and musicians from the MSO in this weekly 20-minute online music session. Each week we will share a YouTube video and online resources to help keep the little ones entertained in this engaging and hands-on music lesson.

The videos will stay online permanently so you can re-watch them, share them with your friends, or play at a time that suits.



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This series is proudly supported by MSO Principal Partner, Emirates.

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Instruments used for Jams for Juniors concerts are kindly supplied by Just Percussion


Jams for Juniors Online Nutcracker

Jams for Juniors 1: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

10am Wednesday 8 April

This Jams for Juniors introduces you to The Nutcracker written by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This piece was written to a popular story and this music was later turned into a beautiful ballet. In this Jams session, we will be doing some musical warm ups, singing a song, and then we’ll practice the music so that we can play together with the MSO musicians.

If you like, you can make your own shaker (using the instructions below) before tuning into the YouTube video so that you can play along with us. We hope you enjoy playing, learning and performing with us!





Jams for Juniors Online Nutcracker

Jams for Juniors 2: New World Jam

10am Wednesday 15 April

This Jams for Juniors introduces you to New World Jam. We will be doing musical warm ups, singing a song, and then we’ll practice the music so that we can play together with the MSO musicians.

If you like, you can make your own drum (using the instructions below) before tuning into the YouTube video so that you can play along with us. We hope you enjoy playing, learning and performing with us!




Jams for Juniors Online Emperor Concerto

Jams for Juniors 3: Emperor Concerto

10am Wednesday 22 April

This week we visit travel to Germany and explore the music of one of the giants of composition: Beethoven! Sing, dance and move along to Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto . Colour in, make your own kazoo and enjoy the Jams video with presenter Karen Kyriakou.

If you like, you can make your own kazoo (using the instructions below) before tuning into the YouTube video so that you can play along with us!





Jams for Juniors Online Carmen

Jams for Juniors 4: Carmen

10am Wednesday 29 April

For our fourth Jams for Juniors Online, come and clap the tango with us for Bizet’s Carmen . Colour in, make your own guitar and enjoy the Jams video with presenter Karen Kyriakou.

If you like, you can make your own guitar (using the instructions below) before tuning into the YouTube video so that you can play along with us!





Upcoming Jams for Juniors

• We look forward to launching a second series of Jams for Juniors online in the upcoming month. Sign up at the top of the page to receive an email when we launch Series 2.