A fantastic musical world is brought to life by Australian composer Paul Kopetz and poet Svyetlana Hadgraft. Students will discover music that depicts the environment around them, including the inhabitants of the fire tree, swarming fire ants and machine-like cicadas, demonstrated by sounds of the cello, clarinet, voice and keyboard. This engaging program paints an immersive picture of the Australian backyard and invites students to create their own music inspired by the sights and sound of their own environment.

RIANNE WILSCHUT CLARINET
JONATHAN NG PIANO
KATHERINE PHILP CELLO
SHELLI HULCOMBE VOCALS

 

Suitability
Our program is suitable for students up to Year 8.

Cross curriculum priorities
Sustainability

Links to other learning
Environmental education, social studies

Key general capabilities
ICT competence, critical and creative thinking

Listen

March of the Fire Ants

RIANNE WILSCHUT CLARINET
JONATHAN NG PIANO
KATHERINE PHILP CELLO
SHELLI HULCOMBE VOCALS

"The professionalism of the performers..and the way they adapted to all ages made the music accessible."
— Natalie Brown, Tamworth Public School

Performance Details

Live In School Tour Dates

Brisbane, Logan & Gold Coast QLD
2021 - Term 4 (2 - 5 Nov)

Pricing

Full price $9.50 - per student (min. 150 students per concert)
MVIS Online $7.50 - per student

Resources

Musica Viva In Schools includes online teaching and learning resources that guide you through the program you’ve booked and enhance students’ concert experience.

Teaching resources contain:

  • Interactive activities
  • Multimedia content, compatible with Interactive Whiteboard
  • Music and creative arts curriculum-specific content
  • Cross-curriculum links aligned with state and national curricula

Event notes

Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance to help schools access our programs - find out more here.