Children’s Carnival

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Children’s Carnival

Faust Chamber Orchestra (orchestra)
Mark Austin (conductor)
Tasmin Little (narrator)

2:30pm Tickets £5


Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals

Concert duration 45 minutes

Cambridge Summer Music is delighted to present this family friendly performance of Saint-Säens' Carnival of the Animals.

The Faust Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mark Austin will be joined by celebrated violinist Tasmin Little who will be narrating each movement.

Each of the music's 14 movements represents a different animal, including a lion, donkey, and elephant, as well as fossils, an aquarium, an aviary and - Saint-Saëns' little joke - pianists, possibly the most dangerous animal of them all...

The music is beautiful, funny, and clever all at once. The Swan, one of the most iconic movements, is scored for two pianos and a cello solo, with the calming cello tune representing the bird's effortless gliding, and the rolling piano chords paint a musical picture of the swan's hidden feet, paddling furiously under the water.

We welcome all ages to this concert although we advise that it is best suited for ages 4 to 11

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