Kids Commute - Carnival of the Animals Week! Friday

Apr 26, 2019

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters!  All week long we’ve been listening to highlights from “Carnival of the Animals” by French composer, Camille Saint-Saens with Leonard Bernstein as our tour guide.  If you’re bummed that this is the last episode, don’t worry - this musical suite is so big, we had to cover it over two separate weeks, so there’s a second part coming up in the near future.  So far, we’ve heard a royal march for the king of the jungle, and we’ve slow-danced the can-can with tortoises, plus heard music composed for elephants, chickens, and donkeys. Today, we finish off the week with an odd pairing - “Kangaroos” and “Aquarium.”  Once we hear these back-to-back musical selections, we’ll give you the answer to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. Did you get the answer right? If you did, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack. Thanks for joining us for “Carnival of the Animals Week.”  Keep tuning in as we explore some more great compositions on your source for music appreciation made just for young people - Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio!

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"Kangaroos" and "Aquarium," from "Carnival of the Animals"
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Conductor/Orchestra:  Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic Orchestra