Carnival of the Animals (grades 2-3)
Join the fun with the Greenwich Symphony and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Find out how the composer turns the instruments of the orchestra and duo pianos into different creatures! In this wonderful array of 14 movements, the orchestra roars like a lion, the double bass dances like an elephant, the pianos become hopping kangaroos, and the cello transforms into a graceful swan. Listen as Saint-Saëns brings dinosaur fossils to life and turns the orchestra into an aquarium of sounds with two special percussion instruments in this exciting musical masterpiece!