performance by narrator and orchestra for children
MSO's Activity Sheet
The Happiness Box; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Classic Kids; MSO; A child's introduction to the orchestra; music education; orchestral music for children; Peter and the Wolf; Prokofiev; Carnival of the Animals; Saint Saens; for music teachers; for schools; for educators; challenge and inspire children
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Activity Sheet for primary schools
Reproduced with the permission of the MSO.
Illustrations by Leslie Greener, 'The Happiness Box', The Australasian Publishing Company, Sydney 1947. Reproduced with permission from the Greener Estate. The front and back cover illustrations, and the middle insert entitled 'In the middle of the flower sat Bumble, the bee who knew everything', appear in colour in the book. The other black and white illustrations have been colourised for performance by Neale Mar.
Photos of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing The Happiness Box, conducted by Brett Kelly with Stephen Curry as narrator, reproduced with permission from the MSO.
The Happiness Box was commissioned by Symphony Services Australia, the Robert Salzer Foundation and Father Arthur E. Bridge AM for Ars Musica.