Carnival of the Animals

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Please note, this concert is suitable for ages 5-12


Animals come in all different shapes, sizes and protective coatings.

Whether you’re into furs, feathers or scales, you’ll find an animal that takes your fancy in Camille Saint-Saëns’ immortal classic, Carnival of the Animals.

As an added bonus, newly written poems by acclaimed Tasmanian writer Bradley Trevor Greive introduce each of the musical numbers, bringing a fresh and uniquely Australian perspective to an old favourite. And to narrate this tale is one of Australia’s great environmentalists, a man who is passionate about all creatures who inhabit our beautiful country, Bob Brown.

What are you waiting for? Dress up as you favourite animal and join the carnival!

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Bob Brown narrator
Brett Kelly conductor
Melbourne Youth Orchestra