Carnival of Animals
Saturday, March 21, 2015
What instruments would you choose to create the sound of a massive elephant lumbering across the safari, an elegant swan in flight or a school of fish swimming with the current? Discover how members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can conjure a zoo full of characters in this concert featuring Saint-Saëns’ popular Carnival of the Animals.
Each performance is preceded by a series of educational preconcert activities, including performances by students from local community music schools, composition and conducting activities led by musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and more. We invite you to arrive at Symphony Center one hour before each performance for these activities.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Carnival of the Animals Parent's Guide >
Enjoy brunch at tesori conveniently located in Symphony Center! Menu and reservations.
The CSO thanks John Hart and Carol Prins for their support of our family concerts.
Program to include:
Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Stravinsky Dance of the Firebird from The Firebird (1919)
Bartók Excerpts from Romanian Folk Dances
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
Additional Dates for this Program
This performance is part of the:
Family B Series >
Kimberly Han and Brenda Huang
Poetry Center of Chicago