Come one, come all, Join
Come one, come all, Join the creatures big and small!
It’s time for the little ones to go “wild” with fun this holiday season – Hop with the kangaroos, swim with the fishes and waltz with the elephants. Dance and move like animals, and enjoy craft activities, as we explore the wonderful music of Saint-Saëns’ famous work – Carnival of the Animals.
This 2 and a 1/2 hour workshop is designed for 3 to 5 year olds. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided during the break.
About Carnival of the Animals
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer of the Romantic era. His best known works include the two big works of 1886 – the Organ Symphony and the Carnival of the Animals.
While it was one of his most popular works, Saint-Saëns premiered his ‘grand zoological fantasy’ privately. Saint-Saëns even requested that it was never published or performed throughout his lifetime as he thought the work detracted from his ‘serious’ image! Only ‘The Swan’ was published in his lifetime, but the fourteen movement piece has now become a cornerstone of classical music – in particular as a great way to introduce children to music and instruments.
Each of the music’s movements represents a different animal, including a lion, donkey, and elephant, as well as fossils, an aquarium, an aviary and – Saint-Saëns’ little joke – pianists!
The music is beautiful, clever and funny at the same time. The Swan is one of the most iconic movements, with the moving cello tune representing the bird’s graceful gliding, and the rolling piano chords painting a musical picture of the swan’s feet paddling under the water.
Check out this video of the great cellist Mischa Maisky performing the most famous movement of the suite.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Out of the Box
613 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 269715