The Conductor and the Clown: Classical music made fun for kids

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 6 April 2017

14 mins

Classical music is often thought of as a serious endeavour, but when you add a clown into the mix, it can be surprisingly silly endeavour, as The Conductor and The Clown proves. 

George Washingmachine (the Clown) and George Ellis (the Conductor) popped by the Kinderling studio to talk about the show at City Recital Hall. The pair of musicians brought in their instruments, complete with including a violin and a squeaky red nose, of course!

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