Welcome back to our musical journey through the zoo in Carnival of the Animals Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. This musical suite composed by Camille Saint-Saens is so big, we have to break it up into two weeks. Our guest host is Leonard Bernstein who give fantastic descriptions of each musical suite. The musical selection of the day is “Tortoises.” “Can-can” you imagine a tortoise dancing the Can-Can? Camille Saint-Saens did! He pokes fun at the slow-moving amphibian by slowing down the music to a tortoise’s pace. Of course, after the music, we’ll give you another hint to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack. We’re glad you’re joining us for Carnival of the Animals Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.
"Tortoises," from "Carnival of the Animals"
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Conductor/Orchestra: Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic Orchestra