<August 2019>

Carnival of the Animals

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, February 18
at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

The French flair for illustration through music turned Mickey into an infamous young sorcerer, conjures up a zoological tour of the animal kingdom, and drifts into Satie’s ambient soundscapes. A program of picturesque music concludes with a celebration of the spirt of Paris in Offenbach’s Gaîté Parisienne, complete with the flourish and high-stepping energy of Can-Can dancers on stage in Orchestra Hall!

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Michelle and Christina Naughton, piano

DUKAS, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
SAINT-SAËNS, Carnival of the Animals
SATIE, Gymnopédies Nos. 1 and 3
OFFENBACH, Gaîté Parisienne

ConcerTalk 2/17 at 7 PM & 2/18 at 2 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Steven Whiting, French Festival Scholar-in-Residence and University of Michigan Professor of Musicology, will speak about the program.