The animals are having a carnival, and everyone is invited! The unique personalities of a collection of animals are brought to life with timeless musical themes as narration tells the story of a young student’s adventures on a school class trip to the Natural History Museum.
Join us to hear a SoNA woodwind quintet perform a kid-friendly performance of Carnival of the Animals, with special storytelling and reading by Natalie Fernandez, SoNA Education Director. Carnival of the Animals is a humorous musical work by composer Saint-Saëns; as the name suggests, the music depicts animals across the animal kingdom with frivolity and joy. From the “Royal March of the Lion” to “Wild Donkeys” to “The Swan” this fun, accessible, and engaging music is an ideal introduction for young children to the world of classical music. Whimsical illustrations, an accessible text, and evocative melodies will be enjoyed by all ages!
Ginny Hudson - flute
Andrew Baker - oboe
Nophachai Cholthitchanta - clarinet
Richard Bobo - bassoon
Katy Luker - horn
Natalie Fernandez - narrator