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Little Puggle’s song: a musical story with Orchestra Victoria

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Introduce your children to the magic of live music in an exciting new collaboration with Orchestra Victoria!

About this event

Little Puggle’s song is a heart-warming story about a young echidna, Puggle, who wants to join the bush choir, however every time he tries to sing nothing comes out! Set to the sounds of woodwind, string and percussion instruments, this new work by composer Maria Grenfell brings Vikki Conley’s charming picture book to life.

This short, interactive session is a perfect first musical experience for young people. Children are invited to participate in the storytelling and learn about all the different instruments being played.

There’ll be four sessions a day, at 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this musical storytime in our beautiful, newly renovated spaces. They’ll be singing and dancing all the way home!

Suitable for ages three and older.

About the composer

Maria Grenfell is Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music. Her award-winning pieces have been played by every symphony orchestra in Australia and New Zealand, and have been featured in film.

About Orchestra Victoria

This is a Programming Partnership with Orchestra Victoria.

Orchestra Victoria a specialist opera and ballet orchestra based in the Melbourne arts precinct. Established in 1969, Orchestra Victoria is a world-class performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera. With a rich history performing with opera, dance and musical theatre companies, Orchestra Victoria is dynamic and versatile, with expertise in an incredible breadth of repertoire, and a commitment to true collaboration.

This new commission from Orchestra Victoria, in partnership with State Library Victoria, is supported by the Besen Family Foundation.

Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter, supported by Gandel Philanthropy, is a purpose-built space for children and families to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities.

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State Library Victoria is Australia’s oldest public library and a beautiful heritage building located in the heart of Melbourne. The Library’s distinctive spaces, from the 19th-century Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, to the contemporary theatrette are host to a diverse range of vibrant programming for all ages. Boasting beautiful surrounds, the Library is a welcoming place to languish on the lawn, play a game of giant chess or take in a pop-up event on the forecourt. Free exhibitions line the balconies of the majestic domed reading room; see Ned Kelly's armour and Jerilderie letter, Burke and Wills relics and a host of other treasures.

Enjoy books, music, newspapers, and free wi-fi and lockers.

Open daily, with a cafe and bookshop onsite. 


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