Miller Theater is bringing something a little different to spice up your holiday season this year -- a production of a popular classical work that salutes the animal kingdom in festive style. Their performance of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals (which you may recognize from Disney's Fantasia) combines music, puppetry, dance and imaginative scenery. This short orchestral work is one of the composer's most popular, and a favorite with young audiences for its musical portrayal of different animals, including lions, elephants, kangaroos, birds and more. The ensemble will also play other short pieces, including Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "The Little Drummer Boy."
The show lasts for approximately one hour.
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals (1886)
William Byrd: A Galliards Gygge from My Ladye Nevells Booke (1591)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (1892)
Peter Yarrow: Light One Candle (1983)
Katherine Kennicott Davis: The Little Drummer Boy (1958)