2021 Season

Carnival of the Animals

When & Where

Concerts
Wed Aug 11 2021 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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This concert is being broadcast and streamed live on 98.7WFMT/wfmt.com.

Program

Jacques Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Edvard Grieg: Suite from Peer Gynt

Program Notes

Description

A menagerie of creatures descends upon the Grant Park Orchestra when guest conductor Norman Huynh presents this family-friendly program, conjuring everything from an assembly of irritable mountain trolls to hoppity kangaroos to ivory-tickling pianists. Tortoises make their appearance via the can-can in slo-mo while the mythical Orpheus sets out on his journey to the underworld with a rousing rendition of the very same tune.

The spoken-word portion of this program was produced in partnership with The Chicago Poetry Center.

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Norman Huyhn
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Jacques Offenbach

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Camille Saint-Saƫns

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Edvard Grieg

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Ashley Kim

piano

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Colin Song

piano

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