Happy Town - Families

Paul Rissmann - Presenter
Graham Abbott - Conductor

ASO Festival of Learning & Participation Concert


Narrated by the charismatic Paul Rissmann, hear the story of Chutney the Chimpanzee as he transforms the town of Drabsville into a town of colour and joy.


Based on the book by Giles Andreae, The Chimpanzees of Happy Town will be brought to life by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as they perform Rissmann’s vibrant score in its Australian Premiere.


Delightful images by illustrator Guy Parker Rees will be projected above the orchestra, and children are invited to perform with the orchestra through participatory songs and actions.


With important messages of how love and care creates family and community, this fun-filled story is sure to put a smile on the faces of young and old alike.


Age suitability: 3-7

Image courtesy: The Chimpanzees of Happy Town by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, first published in the UK by Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, London


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  • Sat 10 Jun, 2017 10:00am


General Admission
  • Adult $22.00
  • Child $20.00
  • Family $74.00 2 x Adult and 2 x Children

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