May 23 Thu

Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, March 16 2024

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
March 16, 2024, 10:00 am
March 16, 2024, 11:30 am

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Presenting Sponsor:

Experience composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ beloved children’s classic like you’ve never seen it before, with colorful and engaging puppets, captivating music, and playful storytelling. Join Puppet Artist Robin Walsh on a journey of imagination. Robin’s work has been seen at the Academy Awards, on Captain Underpants, SpongeBob SquarePants, and in Pacific Symphony’s Magic Flute, Opera for Kids!

Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings concerts are designed for kids ages 5-11. With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the puppets, conductor and orchestra musicians!

Lobby Activities: Enjoy special activities for kids in the concert hall lobbies related to the theme of the concert. Activities take place from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers, and from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers. Below is an overview of what's going on.

Orchestra Level Lobby (1st Floor):
  • Pacific Symphony Welcome Table
  • Pacific Symphony League Shop
  • Carnival of the Animals Photo Station
  • S.T.E.A.M. Station: Dive into the wild world of animal sounds!
  • Irvine Animal Care Center Booth

Box Circle Lobby (2nd Floor):
  • Animal Bean Bag Toss Game
  • Animal Craft Station
  • Enjoy a performance featuring La Habra's Imperial Middle School Concert Band

Dress Circle Lobby (3rd Floor)
  • Animal Craft Station
  • Coloring Station

Download Program Notes

Kyle Yeung, Piano
Kara Wong, Piano

Robin Walsh, Creative Director, Writer, Shadow Puppeteer
Alissa Hunnicutt, Puppeteer
Lydee Walsh, Puppeteer
Adrian Rose Leonard, Puppeteer
Kristin Charney, Puppeteer
Suzanne Nichols, Narrator

: Roman Carnival Overture
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: The Carnival of the Animals

This series is sponsored by: