Kids Commute - Carnival of the Animals Week!

Jan 15, 2021

Carnival of the Animals!
Credit Thomas Wolter, Pixabay

Welcome to Carnival of the Animals Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio!

This week, we’re listening to music by French composer Camille Saint-Saens written in order to cheer himself up after a terrible concert tour in Germany.

Kids Commute host Kate Botello narrates the performance by the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra conducted by Leslie Dunner. We've got a new Quizlet for you this week, too!

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. or listen any time at the links below.

If you'd like to watch our "Carnival of the Animals" performance, you can see it on Interlochen's website by clicking: https://www.interlochen.org/media/archived-webcast-music-spotlight-youth-11-19-20 . Our piece starts at about 10:30 - but all the performances are nifty!

This week's MAYA MIX contains lots of different versions of "Carnival of the Animals." We have a lively instrumental version by the Boston Pops, another narrated by Leonard Bernstein, a re-imagining of the music by John Morris Russell, and a few individual movements performed by the talented kids of the Kanneh-Mason family!