Proms Extra: Classics for Kids

Proms Extra is our name for all the events that happen around BBC Proms Australia concerts – free talks and special events, including fun participation events for all ages and musical ability.

CBeebies presents: Classics for Kids with the Sydney Youth Orchestras

Friday 15 April
9.30am and 10.45am

Saturday 16 April
9.30am, 10.45am and Noon

The Pavilion, Theatre Buildings, Arts Centre Melbourne

John Ockwell conductor
CBeebies guest appearance by Duggee the dog from Hey Duggee


As a Proms Extra on Friday 15 & Saturday 16 April CBeebies presented Classics for Kids with the Sydney Youth Orchestras.

These interactive children’s concerts are the perfect way to introduce the next generation to the joys of classical music. The BBC Proms Australia welcomed Sydney Youth Orchestras to Melbourne to capture the hearts, minds and imaginations of small children (aged 2–8) and inspire a life-long love of music.

The Classics for Kids concerts featured the Sydney Youth Orchestras performing repertoire from history’s most significant and popular composers. Conductor John Ockwell, with the help of much loved children’s character Duggee the dog from Hey Duggee, guided children through the different instruments of the orchestra.

Presented by CBeebies, Classic for Kids was an inspirational and educational experience ideal for children 2-8 years old.


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Photo Credit: James Ambrose Photo

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