Teddy Bears Picnic

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Sunday 15 September 2013
3pm (to 4.30pm)
HELENSVALE AUDITORIUM, New! Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Cnr Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale

Click here to book online.

Especially for the children, families and orchestral music lovers!

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra’s Teddy Bears Picnic concert is a great opportunity to share your passion and love of music with the next generation, so get your kids, grandkids and teddy bears and join us in the family event, the Teddy Bears Picnic concert.

Conductor, Mark Turpin has developed a program of repertoire that is loved by all and will become favourites with the children. The children will also be involved and choirs from both Helensvale State School and Oxenford State School will be learning the Teddy Bears Picnic song to sing with the orchestra during the Teddy Bears Parade.

There will also be opportunities for selected children to play with the orchestra, clap along, learn about the instruments, hear a story with the music performed live by the orchestra and a there will be a prize for the best teddy.

The raffle, which will be drawn towards the end of the concert, will have three draws and the prizes are worth hundreds of dollars. You could win a beautiful hand made quilt, a family pass to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or a hand made teddy and picnic hamper.

During interval guests will have the chance to chat to the musicians while enjoying complimentary refreshments and children will be able to receive a personalised certificate celebrating their attendance at the orchestral concert.

Teddy Bears Picnic – arr. Bennett
William Tell Overture – Rossini (featured in the new Lone Ranger movie)
Syncopated Clock & Serenata Leroy Anderson
Hungarian Dances – Brahms (played with the story and media of Three Little Pigs)
Tuba Toothpaste – Sean O’Boyle (Brisbane based composer known for his TV themes such as the ABC Gardening Australia and ABC Kids in the Garden) With Soloist Patrick Stapleton, tuba
Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Baldelt arr. Ricketts
Paul Stanton-Cook, the best Xylophone player will perform
Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
Radetsky March – Strauss (well known in the Proms concerts)

This is a great opportunity for the people of our city to experience the brand new Helensvale Cultural Centre and Auditorium and the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to be the first orchestra.

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is a proud member of Volunteering Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance and is supported by Gold Coast City Council.

Book online here or phone 5539 6076 to reserve your seat. Tickets may be available at the door if not sold out.

Children under 12 FREE when accompanying by a paying ticket holder. Max 3 children per ticket holder.

Adults $25, Concession/student $22, Friends of the Philharmonic $20