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Carnival of the Animals (Mary GrandPré)

NSO Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals

Join the National Symphony Orchestra for a delightful Family Concert featuring Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals as its centerpiece.

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Tito Muñoz, conductor
Poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky
Images by Mary GrandPré

Ready for a puzzling riddle? When does a piano hop like a kangaroo, a violin bray like a donkey, and a cello swim like a swan? In Carnival of the Animals, of course!
Beloved children's author and America's first children's poet laureate Jack Prelutsky takes the stage with the NSO for a musical and lyrical program built around Camille Saint-Saëns' classic Carnival of the Animals. With narrated poetry and an IMAG projected picture parade of the musical suite's 14 fantastic animals as illustrated by Mary GrandPré, this Carnival roars to life before kids' eyes. For age 5 and up.
Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
Stay after the 3 p.m. concerts for a Kids' Chat. Following the 3 p.m. concert, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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