Mini music-lovers are invited to change tempo these school holidays and take an adventure across the globe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of music making, conducting and creativity.

Taking place on Saturday 27 June from 10am – 1pm, kindergarten and primary school-aged children can take part in the MSO’s activity-filled Kids Marathon featuring interactive music-making and stories from different countries and cultures across time.

The Kids Marathon begins with a musical acknowledgment of country, recognising Australia’s first people reaching back over 40 thousand years and then ends with a look at Holst’s journey into the universe with The Planets.

The event will feature conducting workshops, drawing to music sessions, instrument making as well as musical interludes and short interactive concerts, alongside popular MSO programs Jams for Juniors and Classic Kids. Downloadable activity sheets and a specially-designed musical adventure map can be accessed for free from the MSO website.

Co-hosted by conductor Benjamin  Northey, comedian Scott  Edgar (Tripod) and educator and musician Thea  Rossen, the Kids Marathon will feature guest artists throughout the event including indigenous singer Jess  Hitchcock (Short Black Opera) who will perform the musical acknowledgement of country and lead a sing-a-long workshop, and Sarina  Walter who will guide little viewers through engaging musical activities.

MSO Live: Kids Marathon will be broadcast on the MSO’s YouTube channel on Saturday 27 June from 10am-1pm. For further information visit