2018 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Young Virtuosi: Carnival of the Animals

ThursdayAugust 92:00 PM



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor learn more
Lucas and Arthur Jussen, duo pianos
Kevin McGuire, narrator


Elgar   Selections from The Wand of Youth
Saint-Saëns   Carnival of the Animals
Britten   The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Program Notes

  • CDPHP Family Night, 1pm learn more
  • Pre-Performance Talk, 1pm – See details below
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, 2pm

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Accompanied by accessible commentary, alongside projections of animal drawings submitted by local children, attendees are invited to follow each section of Saint-Saëns’ classic piece while they listen. Young, virtuosic “piano brothers” Lucas and Arthur Jussen will perform alongside the Orchestra following their debut performance the previous evening.

Pre-Peformance Talk, 1pm

30 minute talk with Davyd Booth, member of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Performance Talks are free for performance ticket holders thanks to generous support from Siena College


You must be attending the performance following the Pre-Performance Talk to attend the talk.

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