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Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

Daniel Brier, Conductor
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 4:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Family Discovery

A celebration of community and family, bringing together Saint-Saëns’s classic “Carnival of the Animals” with delightful African animal tales, for a dynamic performance honoring world traditions of story-telling, music, drumming, and dance.

This collaboration combines the Westhuizen Piano DuoRootead Enrichment Center, and Djembe Yaru.

Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. and continue after the concert ends, at approximately 4 p.m. Activities include an instrument petting zoo, interactive dance, and family wellness resources and sign-ups for
free family-friendly activities.

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No refunds are available for returned tickets.

ACCESSIBILITY: We strive to make all venues where the KSO offers concerts fully accessible to all. Additionally, sensory friendly accommodations such as headphones, sunglasses, earplugs, and quiet fidget objects are made available for free at all concerts for children and adults. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the KSO office at 269-349-7759.

Featured Artists

Daniel Brier, conductor
Westhuizen Piano Duo: Pierre and Sophié van der Westhuizen
Rootead Enrichment Center
Djembe Yaru


— Instrument Petting Zoo and Pre-Concert Activities | 3 p.m. —

SAINT-SAËNS (1835 – 1921): Le carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals)
                    Intro et Marche royale du lion (Intro and Royal March of the Lion)
                    Poules et coqs (Hens and Roosters)
                    Hémiones – Animaux véloces (Wild Donkeys – Fleet Animals)
                    Tortues (Tortoises)
                    Kangourous (Kangaroos)
                    Personnages à longues oreilles (People with Long Ears)
                    Le coucou au fond des bois (Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods)
                    Volière (Aviary)
                    Pianistes (Pianists)
                    Fossiles (Fossils)
                    Le cygnet (The Swan)
                    Final (Finale)
                                        Sophié van der Westhuizen, piano
                                        Pierre van der Westhuizen, piano


— Instrument Petting Zoo and Post-Concert Activities | 4 p.m. —