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Kids Commute - Carnival of the Animals Week!

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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.

KC 466 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WEEK! Tuesday: Aquarium, performed by an Interlochen Chamber Ensemble, led by Dr. Leslie Dunner. Reader: Kate Botello
KC 467 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WEEK! Wednesday: "Personages with Long Ears" and "Aviary" from "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens. Dr. Leslie Dunner conducts an Interlochen Chamber Ensemble, Ogden Nash verses read by Kate Botello.
KC 468 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WEEK! Thursday: "Fossils" by Camille Saint-Saens. Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Ensembe/Leslie B. Dunner/Kate Botello
KC 469 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WEEK: Friday! Today, the final movement of "Carnival of the Animals."

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!

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Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.