Our Summer Festival Family Concert, Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, Festival pianists Jeewon Park and Anton Nel perform with Jack Prelutsky, America’s
first Children’s Poet Laureate, reading his own humorous verses inspired by Saint-
Saëns' musical portrayals of kangaroos, elephants, and much more!
This is a playful way to introduce children ages 5-10 to classical music.
FREE PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITY!
Musical instrument “petting zoo” in the lobby at 10:00 am, courtesy of Music Center of the Northwest.
"Welcome to our carnival,
Where birds and beasts and such
Behave a lot like people do,
At times a bit too much.
You'll meet the regal lion
And the captivating swan,
The irritating donkeys
That prattle on and on.
You'll meet a tortoise, and some fish
With undulating fins.
Welcome to our carnival—
The music now begins."
Benaroya Hall / Nordstrom Recital Hall
Carnival of the Animals