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Sat 20 Aug 2016, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Salvation Army Centre, 431 Church St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Emma Mill

Conductor: Isaac Henderson
- Sinfonia
- Bizet, Jeux d'Enfants Suite
- Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf (with Ken Benn as Narrator)

- Anthony Ritchie, Underwater Music
- Saint Saens, Carnival of the Animals (with Kenn Benn as Narrator, various soloists)

- Mendelssohn, Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Overture
- Scherzo
- Wedding March

When Camille Saint-Saëns was just a toddler, his mother and his great-aunt began teaching him music. He was only five years old when he gave his first public piano performance. When he was seven, he began to study with other teachers, and he had already begun composing his own music. He became one of the most famous French composers. Saint-Saëns also liked to write poetry, scientific papers, and essays about music. Sometimes he made enemies because he insulted his fellow musicians when he wrote about them.

One of Saint-Saëns' most well known compositions, "The Carnival of the Animals", which we are going to play in this concert, was originally written to make fun of some of his friends. Now, it is enjoyed by children all over the world for the pictures it paints of animals.(Acknowledgement: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids The verses used in this performance are by the famous American humorous poet Ogden Nash.

Our performance of the Mendelssohn Incidental Music commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death this year.

Admission to this concert is by Koha or Donation.

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