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Saturday 10 August 2024

12:30pm at Hamer Hall

About this performance

The MSO presents Peter and the Wolf, a classic introduction for the young and young at heart. To set the scene, Cossom’s The Bird’s Voice first introduces the audience to the sights and sounds of a symphony orchestra with a musical tour of the instruments.

The irreverent story of Peter and his menagerie of animals has resonated deeply with generations of children, and this special MSO production has been developed to bring the imaginative world of music alive for young audiences, with the addition of puppets.

It might be a wolf eat duck world out there, but this production of Prokofiev’s story shows us that with enough help from their friends, a boy and a bird can work together to catch a wolf and save the day.

This relaxed, sensory-friendly performance is designed to be a comfortable place for children of all ages, from baby and toddler onwards as well as audience members with autism, a disability or sensory sensitivity.


Rob Cossom The Bird's Voice
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli* conductor
Dr Richard Vaudrey

Duration: approx. 50 minutes, no interval

*Please note: Aaron Wyatt is unable to conduct this performance as originally scheduled.

Relaxed concert information

This performance will take place in Hamer Hall, a safe and relaxed environment with elements adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort. As a concertgoer, you can expect:

  • A downloadable visual story emailed to ticket holders ahead of the concert
  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert
  • Lights to stay on during the concert
  • Open doors and chill-out break areas
  • General admission seating with space for freedom of movement
  • Friendly, trained staff

A non-relaxed concert is also available.

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