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Performance dates & times

Carnival of DangerousCreatures

Thursday 13 Jun
1:30 PM

Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace

Saturday 15 Jun
7:00 PM

Running Time

Carnival of Dangerous Creatures - 50 minutes

Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace - 65 minutes

Price range

Per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To book please click here.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Years 7 – 12

Celebrate Education Week with the MSO.

Thursday 13 June | 1:30pm

Meet the Orchestra: Carnival of Dangerous Creatures

Tianyi Lu conductor | Thea Rossen presenter

Join the MSO on a sonic safari through the worlds of Matthew Hindson’s Dangerous Creatures and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.

Saturday 15 June | 7pm

Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace

Education Week Gala

Deborah Cheetham AO soprano (Yorta Yorta) | Linda Barcan mezzo soprano | Don Bemrose baritone (Gungarri) | MSO Chorus | Dhungala Children’s Choir | Gary Lang choreography (Larrakia)

Featuring Masters students from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and young talent from Melbourne Youth Orchestras.

Eumeralla: a War Requiem for Peace brings into focus a period of Australia’s history that is yet to be fully understood. Written and composed by acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano, composer and Artistic Director of Short Black Opera, Deborah Cheetham AO, this requiem for peace will be sung entirely in the ancient dialects of the Gunditjmara people.

Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace has been made possible with the help of Gunditjmara language custodian Vicki Couzens and linguist Kris Eira. Presented in collaboration with Short Black Opera.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities Cross-curriculum Priorities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
The Humanities Personal and Social
  • Victorian Aboriginal Languages
Victorian Certificate of Education
Music Style and Composition
Music Investigation
Music Performance
Indigenous Languages of Victoria: Revival and Reclamation

Themes and Ideas

  • Orchestra
  • Classical Music
  • Performance
  • Australia’s Indigenous history

Teaching Resources

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. MSO will be in touch with details following your booking.

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