Carnival of the Animals
A Collaboration with Boston Musica Viva
Boston Musica Viva's Family Concert is one of NYB's most beloved annual traditions. And this year, some of our favorite animals are taking center stage! Join us for Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals with creative choreography by Joseph Jefferies and performed by students from The Conservatory at Northeast School of Ballet, the official training school of NYB.
Composed in 1886, Carnival of the Animals was not performed publicly in Saint-Saëns’ lifetime. In fact, it was only written as a quick favor for a friend and it was only intended to be played at parties. But since then, with its funny and charming impressions of animals of all stripes, Carnival of the Animals has become one of the most popular works ever written for young audiences.
We welcome you to Carnival of the Animals to enjoy the entertaining score by Saint-Saens, wonderfully played but the amazing musicians of BMV and beautifully danced by NSB’s pre-professional students of The Conservatory at NSB!