MSO Kids Marathon

MSO Live: Kids Marathon

Saturday 11 July, 10am – 1pm

Take a musical adventure across the globe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra! The MSO Kids Marathon is a celebration of music making, conducting and creativity.

Children can take part in activities, interactive music-making and stories from different countries and cultures across time.

The marathon will begin with a musical acknowledgment of country, recognising Australia’s first people, and will end three hours later with a trip through the solar system with Holst’s The Planets. Along the way kids will be entertained with conducting workshops, drawing to music sessions, instrument making and interactive concerts.


Benjamin Northey
Scott Edgar
Thea Rossen
Jess Hitchcock
Sarina Walter
Karen Kyriakou

Download Activity Pack

Watch on Facebook

Following the success of its premiere, the Kids Marathon will return for an encore performance on the MSO Facebook page on Saturday 11 July. Before then, you can enjoy previously released Jams for Juniors Online.

Watch on Facebook Live: Sat 11 July from 10am

Presented in partnership with Emirates.

MSO Live: Kids Marathon Program*

Download Adventure Map

Time Activity


Musical Acknowledgement of Country


Instrument making (ages 4+ with adult supervision)
Download instructions


Jams for Juniors: Pictures at an Exhibition (ages 0-5)
Download colouring in sheet | Download song lyrics


Drawing: Character Creation and Drawing to Music (ages 4+)


Jams for Juniors: Peer Gynt (ages 0-5)
Download colouring in sheet | Download song lyrics


Musical Games (ages 3+)


Conducting Workshop with Benjamin Northey (ages 3+)


Classic Kids: Holst’s The Planets

*Program subject to change