Sunday 22 May, 2:00 & 3:30pm

St Ives Uniting Church
Corner Douglas Street & Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

George Ellis:    Conductor
Emily McKnight:    Presenter

 

The annual KPO Kids Proms concert is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to come together and go on an exciting adventure through much loved classical music masterpieces as well as some well-known favourites. The program is devised for children aged 3 to 8 years – with those younger and older welcome to enjoy. This is a fun-filled afternoon of entertaining magical music that will capture the hearts, minds and imaginations of children and adults alike, while inspiring a love of music.

 

Emily McKnight

Emily McKnight is a Sydney based actor, musician and children’s entertainer. She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist award for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 and was nominated for Best Actor. Her theatrical credits include; As You Like It (Sport For Jove), Macbeth (SheShakespeare), TickTickBoom (subtlenuance), Gravity Guts (Company of Rogues), Ginger. Black. Brunette. Blonde. (Company of Rogues) and in 2017 she toured Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong with Poetry in Action. Her television credits include; Jay’s Jungle (Ambience Entertainment) and Black Comedy (ABC). During lockdown, Emily performed Shakespeare plays on zoom for ‘Streamed Shakespeare’ as well as a series of children’s concerts for the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. She is also the voice of the audio tour at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney.

Emily writes and presents children’s performances for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Emily is also a children’s singer: ‘Emily Who’ - and has recently released her third album.

George Ellis

George Ellis has conducted some of Australia’s best symphony orchestras, choirs, opera and musical theatre productions. He conducted at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games for an international television audience of 3.8 billion people and conducted for Queen Elizabeth II on live national television and has performed with international artists including Lou Reed.

He has conducted the Sydney Symphony, The Queensland Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony and the West Australian Symphony Orchestras - the latter in conjunction with popular band Augie March. He was Musical Director for stage productions such as Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for Belvoir Street Theatre, Associate Musical Director for Man of La Mancha for John Frost Productions starring Anthony Warlow and Caroline O’Connor and Assistant Conductor to Simone Young for Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata.