Meet the Orchestra: Carnival of Dangerous Creatures

An MSO Education Week concert (Secondary)

Thursday 13 June 2019 at 1:30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall


About the performance

In this musical adventure suitable for secondary and upper primary students, the musicians of the MSO will play the part of some of the most dangerous creatures in the world.

Join us on a sonic safari through the worlds of Matthew Hindson’s Dangerous Creatures and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with narrator and guide, Thea Rossen. Sneak past the snake pit, swim with the swans, let an elephant entertain you before you face an army of ants, run from a rhythmic rhino, brush aside a spidery curtain of sound and unveil… the most dangerous creature of all!

Enhance your concert experience

Tickets to all MSO Education concerts include an exclusive pre-concert briefing for teachers suitable for generalist and specialist teacher alike. Hear from MSO education staff and musicians about key concert themes and our suites of curriculum-linked pre-concert resources so you can effectively incorporate these into your planning. A must!

The briefing for this concert will be held on Thursday 9 May between 4.30 and 5.30pm at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank. We’ll email your school’s ticket purchaser two weeks prior to the session.


Tianyi Lu conductor | Thea Rossen presenter | Leigh Harrold pianist


Rossen Sounds of the Reef | Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals (excerpts) | Hindson Dangerous Creatures

Important information

Ticket price: $17 per ticket, one free teacher per 10 students
Duration: 50min

Added benefits

Included in your ticket price is a suite of pre-concert, curriculum-linked digital resources, plus a pre-event teacher information session hosted by MSO staff and artists designed to help you make the most of the concert content and pre-concert resources package (details will follow your booking).

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