The Wiggles and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will join forces in a world first limited run of shows at the iconic and newly refurbished Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall this August. Having recently announced that 2012 will be the final touring year for the original Wiggles – Anthony, Murray, Greg and Jeff – these world-first concerts will see the Wiggles perform their Wiggly hits live on stage with one of the world’s great orchestras, giving many of their fans the chance to experience the wonders of a live orchestra for the first time.In anticipating these wonderful shows, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field has said “Performing with an orchestra is something that we have always wanted to do and now in our 21st year we are incredibly excited to be able to present our songs in a live orchestral setting. For many of our fans we know this will be a truly engaging and unique experience.”Also appearing with the Wiggles and the MSO will be the much-loved Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Captain Feathersword and the world famous Wiggly dancers.The MSO is thrilled to be working with the Wiggles to create a unique and entertaining learning environment which teaches children about the world of an orchestra through the first-hand experience of live music. “Music is an important part of every child’s development, and the MSO strives to find new and exciting ways to introduce all children to the world of live musical entertainment, which makes our partnering with the Wiggles such an exciting endeavour,” said MSO Acting Chief Executive Officer Wayne Box. “The Orchestra already has a strong following from children in this age group due to its much-loved Classic Kids programs and we look forward to getting Wiggly with our youngest fans, both current and new, in this unique and fun concert experience,” he continued. The Wiggles are now in their 21st year and since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1991 have sold over 23 million DVDs and 7 million CDs around the world. They tour the globe to over ¾ million people each year.Don’t miss out on the family event of 2012!
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24 Aug 2012
The Wiggles, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra @ Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre
25 Aug 2012