Family Concert: Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 1 p.m. Buy Tickets

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Joseph Giunta, conducting
with Michael Boudewyns
In collaboration with the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Let Michael Boudewyns, along with the full Symphony Orchestra, guide your children and grandchildren through an enchanted land where lions, kangaroos, turtles and other animals come to life—a great introduction to classical music for children ages 4 to 10. This concert is part of the Wellmark Family Series. Additional support provided by Iowa Health – Des Moines and Principal Financial Group.

LEOPOLD MOZART     “Toy Symphony”

SIBELIUS              Finlandia, Op. 26    (1900)

SAINT-SAËNS     Carnival of the Animals for 2 Pianos & Orchestra    (1886)
Michael Boudewyns
Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano
Sheng-Yuan Kuan, piano

  1. Introduction et marche royale du lion (Introduction and royal march of the lion)
  2. Poules et coqs (Hens and roosters)
  3. Hémiones (animaux véloces) (Wild donkeys; quick animals)
  4. Tortues (Tortoises)
  5.  L’éléphant (The elephant)
  6. Kangourous (Kangaroos)
  7. Aquarium
  8. Personnages à longues oreilles (Characters with long ears)
  9.  Le coucou au fond des bois (The cuckoo in the depths of the woods)
  10. Volière (Aviary)
  11. Pianistes (Pianists)
  12.  Fossiles (Fossils)
  13. Le cygne (The swan)
  14. Finale
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