Carnival of the Animals


Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:00PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

Carnival of the Animals
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Composer Camille Saint-Saëns was a young prodigy in the musical world making his concert debut at the age of ten! Bring your little ones to enjoy the works of this world famous composer featuring one of his most beloved works.

MANCINI “The Pink Panther”
BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
MANCINI Baby Elephant Walk
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

The running time of this performance is approximately 45 minutes. There will be NO INTERMISSION.

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Christopher Dragon, conductor
Frank Oden, narrator (Carnival of the Animals)

Boettcher Concert Hall is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 14th and Curtis Streets in the heart of downtown Denver. It's easy to find and there are two large parking garages to the east and west of Boettcher. There are often multiple performances happening at DPAC at the same time, which leads to traffic congestion and lines to get into the parking garages. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get to DPAC—we don't want you to miss any of the music!

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Join us for Half Notes, family-friendly pre-concert activities, one hour before the concert!

Held in the Lobby and in The Bach Room of Boettcher Concert Hall, these activities take place prior to both Family and "family friendly' Concerts like Halloween Spooktacular and Video Games Live! Activities are individually curated for each concert and will feature rotating activities like a composition station and an instrument petting zoo!


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