The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and CET are bringing Camille Saint-Saëns’ magical and engaging work Carnival of the Animals into today’s world. Designed for children ages 3-8, the program will take listeners through a journey around the world, visiting all 7 continents and the animals and musical styles of each region. Infusing a variety of multi-dimensional art forms and musical styles – as well as introducing a lineup of new animal characters – will bring a modern twist to this classic in a new arrangement for chamber orchestra, piano, and local and international guest artists.

In honor of Barbara Bushman.

View the full program here!

Don’t miss the educational resources now available on PBS Learning Media!

Meet the Artists

Eckart Preu, conductor

Deondra Kamau Means, narrator

Annie Zhang, erhu

Miami University Steel Band

Nami Melumad, arranger

Khrys Styles, narrator

Samantha Powell, cello

Colin Scianamblo, CET Director of Content, Arts, and Culture

Noah Hawes, rap artist Elementz

Salomé Tregre, Cincinnati Ballet

Rachel Kramer, artistic project manager

Darren Thompson, indigenous native american flute

Drums for Peace

Eckart Preu introduces the project!

Major Support Provided by:
Irwin and Melinda Simon
Susan Howarth Foundation
Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

This program is made possible by:
Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
In Memory of Frank & Margaret Linhardt
Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Ohio Arts Council
The Oliver Family Foundation
Andrew Jergens Foundation
Dick & Mary Lu Aft
Bushman Family Fund
Deborah Campbell, In Memory of Eunice Wolf
Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation
Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation
Maxwell Weaver Foundation