SOUNDS OF THE CIRCUS... ROLL UP, ROLL UP!                     Sunday 24 May, 2.00 & 3.30pm

George Ellis:    Conductor
Emily McKnight:    Presenter

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

 

Tickets

Individual entry (adult or child) $12
Family of four $40
(A family of four ticket must include at least one child.)

Roll up for spectacular sounds of the circus: orchestral music for children under 10 and their families.

The annual KPO Kids Proms concert is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to come together and go on an exciting and amazing adventure through some much loved classical music masterpieces as well as some well-known favourites. The program is devised for children aged 3 to 10 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 has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and English from Macquarie University, and an Advanced Diploma of Acting from the Actors Centre Australia.

She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist award for the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2019 as well as being nominated for Best Actor.

Her theatrical credits include; Macbeth (SheShakespeare), TickTickBoom (subtlenuance), Gravity Guts (Company of Rogues), Ginger. Black. Brunette. Blonde. (Company of Rogues). Her television credits include; Jay’s Jungle (Ambience Entertainment) and Black Comedy (ABC). She is also the narrator of the audio tour at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney.

Emily writes and presents the annual Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Kids’ Proms concerts, children’s shows for the Acacia Quartet and children’s activities at Sydney Symphony family concerts.

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.