Chamber Music Society of Mississauga: The Carnival of the Animals

May 2, 2019

The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga (CMSM), as part of their Young Audience programming and ARTFULL Wellness programming, will perform three free admission, "relaxed" performances of The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns for an audience of special needs children and their families.

Working with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) and a music therapist, CMSM will create a concert setting that is open and relaxed with flexible seating, reduced lighting glare and sensitive ushers. Musicians will work together to provide a setting where children with special needs and their families feel comfortable and included. LAC's RBC Theatre will be a perfect venue for this concept, allowing children the ability to either sit on the floor or on free standing chairs. Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time is so that everyone can be accommodated.

The ensemble of professional musicians will include: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, xylophone, glass harmonica, 2 pianos, a conductor and narrator.

“The Carnival of the Animals” (Le Carnaval des Animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work was written for 10/11 instruments (including a glass harmonica, narrator and conductor) and this relaxed performance, with narration, will run around 45 minutes (with slower pacing between movements, more dialogue with audience and likely even some repeated performances of popular movements). The fourteen short movements each represent a different animal or animals (ie: lion, donkeys, hens, kangaroos, swan and even fossils).


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  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm


Royal Bank Theatre – Mississauga Living Arts Centre

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