Herman and Rosie

Susan Ferguson - Presenter

Please note applications for this program have now closed.


"This is a tale about a big city. It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze. It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth. But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie".


A newly commissioned score by the ASO for 2017, composed by Mark Simeon Ferguson and based on Gus Gordon’s delightful book Herman and Rosie. This is a story about friendship, music, life in the big city, and following your dreams. Eight musicians of the ASO will perform the charming musical adaptation of Herman (oboe player) and Rosie (jazz singer) which features a lively, jazz-influenced score and plenty of opportunities for students to participate throughout, this performance is sure to be a musical highlight of your school year!


For metropolitan school performances, selected students will have the unique opportunity to form a student percussion ensemble and perform in the concert alongside the ASO musicians. Please note that these students will take part in a rehearsal 60 minutes prior to performance start time on the day.

Teacher Professional Learning Workshop


Explore ways to immerse your classes in this concert prior to the performance day.


Workshop attendance compulsory for at least one teacher per school. Professional Learning certificates provided for all attending teachers


Mon 27 Feb 4:30 – 6:30pm, ASO Grainger Studio

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  • Fri 7 Apr, 2017 9:00am
  • Mon 10 Apr, 2017 9:00am
  • Tue 11 Apr, 2017 9:00am
  • Wed 12 Apr, 2017 9:00am
  • Thu 13 Apr, 2017 9:00am


45 mins


$700 for up to 100 students; additional students charged at $7 each


$100 per school for teacher workshop and learning resource.


Please note applications for this program have now closed.




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