THE West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) will travel to Kwinana to present a free 50-minute music concert this month.
Designed for children to age 6, this fun and interactive concert will introduce them to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, and provide an opportunity to have a go on the various instruments.
EChO consists of 15 musicians from WASO who represent each of the four sections of the orchestra’s instrumental families, including strings (two violins, viola, cello, double bass and harp), woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon), brass (french horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba) and percussion.
S(w)ing Along with EChO will be presented by talented vocalist Libby Hammer and features a range of fun where everyone, including parents, is encouraged to join in by dancing, clapping and singing along.
Towards the end of the concert, the children will be invited to have a go on WASO’s child-sized instruments, with a bit of help from the WASO musicians.
WASO’s executive manager of community engagement Cassandra Lake said it was a chance for kids to do something different.
“Kids get an opportunity to learn about and try our different instruments, some of which they may have never seen or heard before,” she said.