Carnival of the Animals

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Carnival of the Animals! Photo by Jon Theobald.

Using Camille Saint-Saëns’s child-friendly Carnival of the Animals as the foundation, ArtsConnect helps children engage with music in a magical way.  Over a period of several weeks, children become familiar with the music, as well as the Ogden Nash verses that we written to accompany it, and create masks of wild creatures.  It all culminates in a grand public performance of the work by professional and student musicians, accompanied by the children parading on stage in their masks.