Welcome our cultural exchange partner, Bejing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra.
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Emma Resmini - Flute
Christina & Michelle Naughton - Duo pianos
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Offenbach - Can-Can, from Orpheus in the Underworld
Martin - Ballade, for flute, piano, and strings
Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Strauss - "Thunder and Lightning" Polka
How many animals can the instruments of an orchestra conjure? The answer is: at least 14! Lions and kangaroos, elephants and swans—young listeners will hear them all as the majestic Philadelphia Orchestra turns Verizon Hall into a sumptuous zoo for this detailed tour of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.