Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli conductor
Emma Muir-Smith director
Alex Turley young composer in residence
Jess Hitchcock soloist and presenter
Nadine Dimitrievitch performer
Christian Bagin performer
Mikayla Hotton puppet maker
Les Meduses jellyfish puppets from Black Hole Theatre, designed by Joe Blanck
Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
About this performance
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Carnival of the Animals, a must-hear work for all students, to delight and capture the imaginations of both young and old. The humorous depiction of animals in Saint-Saëns’ Zoological Fantasy are brought to life through music and puppetry live on the Hamer Hall stage; this concert will be quite the menagerie!
This MSO performance includes some unexpected visitors – the addition of extra wildlife commissioned especially for the event, composed by MSO Young Composer in Residence, Alex Turley.
The teaching resources for Carnival of the Animals are available for download here