The ASO’s learning and family programs are not just about playing music for children. We want them to develop a curiosity about the orchestra, and a sense of wonder through the experience of live music, and to remove barriers to enable all children to participate. We are delighted to share some of the wonderful responses from our audience members, which show how the ASO is making an impact.
The seats hold anticipation
Stately door closes with a thud
Feet shuffle, ready for the journey
Lights dim, whispers turn to silence.
Orchestra stands as the maestro ascends.
My slumped boy; now alert, eyes wide.
“Mummy… that computer plays the music?
Like at school.”
“No darling, this is real… live music.”
His eyes pop, neck cranes forwards.
The drum gallops, cymbals race
Flute and harp, cascade on laps
Cello pounces over the audience
Violins scamper into the distance
Horn meanders down the aisle.
The stage is alive.
Audience in awe.
Filled with wonder.
Tanya Lehmann, 2022 ASO family concert attendee