Carnival of the Animals: Summer Festival Family Concert
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The last date listed for Carnival of the Animals was Saturday July 13, 2013 / 11:00am.
Currently at Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall:
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Legendary jazz saxophonist, Tony-nominated composer and three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis brings his Quartet to Seattle. Born in New Orleans to one of the most famous families in jazz, Branford attracted attention as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton's quintet before emerging as a top-flight bandleader in the mid-'80s. He was the musical director of the Tonight Show for two years in the 1990s, and has collaborated with musicians ranging from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins to Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Learn More
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Featured review from Paula
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Great musical composition (Camille Saint-Saens...I recognized two pieces!), lovely piano-playing, and clever poet (Jack Prelutsky). Nice coupling of the music with the readings...Mr. Prelutsky is a good orator. My kids appreciated the event, but I did even more so!
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._
by Jack Prelutsky
The concert runs approximately one hour, with no intermission.
All ages are welcome, but the program is geared to those ages 1-5.