Ensemble Offspring

Bilby's Bluegum Melodies

Concept Creator Claire Edwardes


Inspired by Australian bush classics such as The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and The Muddleheaded Wombat, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey through the wonderment of experiencing chamber music for the first time. 

What a clever way to expose the young to the delights of such music...it succeeded in spades.

Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, sounds of the Australian bush, instrumental demonstrations, hands on percussion fun, and music by much loved Australian composers Ann Boyd, Ross Edwards, Percy Grainger, Elena Kats-Chernin and Peter Sculthorpe, Bilby's Bluegum Melodies is the perfect introduction for your little ones to the vast sonic possibilities of piano, woodwinds and percussion, in an intimate and informal music show. Come and hear a marimba, bass clarinet and waterphone for the first time and get your ears and imaginations tickled by the members of Ensemble Offspring. Inspired by Australian bush classics such as The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and The Muddleheaded Wombat, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey through the wonderment of experiencing chamber music for the first time. 


About Ensemble Offspring 

Ensemble Offspring are virtuosic exponents of instrumental chamber music in Australia and have 23-years experience performing for adults and children alike all around Australia and the world. In 2018 Ensemble Offspring was an integral part of the launch of ABC Classic Kids, Kids Listen up with sell out performances of their two related shows Sounds like Australia and Music for the Dreaming at the Sydney Opera House with a Top 20 ARIA album and millions of toddlers around Australia listening to their recordings and podcasts. Artistic Director and a bit of an Australian musical icon, Claire Edwardes (percussion) has regularly appeared on Play School as a performer and guest presenter with Eddy Perfect and Justine Clark - and Jason Noble (clarinet) and Roland Peelman (piano) are all highly regarded in their respective fields as the very best educators and performers in Australia.

Touring

September - October 2019


PROGRAM

All-Australian works by:
Percy Grainger
Ann Boyd
Ross Edwards
Margaret Sutherland
Peter Sculthorpe
Matthew Hindson
Elena Kats-Chernin


If you are interested in touring get in contact!

Arts on Tour
02 9699 7133
touring@artsontour.com.au