Carnival of the Animals

 “Come one, come all, to a musical zoo. Hear the sounds all around: it’s a neat thing to do!” ARC Youth Dance Company and the Symphony are our guides through Saint Saëns enchanted music where a menagerie of animals from lions and kangaroos to turtles and elephants spring into being through music and dance.

Classical KING FM Family Concerts are designed for ages 6 to 11, and feature some of the world’s greatest classics! Come one hour early for pre-concert adventures in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, featuring performances by local young musicians and community groups, plus instrument exploration.


Dates and Tickets

  • 21 May (Sat) 2016 11:00AM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert activities begin at 10am in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby

Running time

42 minutes

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Pablo Rus Broseta


Pablo Rus Broseta studied composition and saxophone at the Conservatory of his native Valencia, carrying out further studies in conducting in Lyon, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin.

ARC Dance and Arc School of Ballet

ARC Dance Productions is a non-profit performing arts organization that supports all ages dance education programs, performances and a resident professional dance company – ARC Dance Company.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Evan Hjort


Evan Hjort, age 17, has been playing violin for eleven years and currently studies with Simon James of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Evan has performed as soloist with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, the Puget Sound Chamber Players, and Philharmonia Northwest.

Kimberly Russ


Seattle Symphony pianist Kimberly Russ celebrates joined the orchestra in 2002 at the invitation of Conductor Laureate, Gerard Schwarz.

Oksana Ezhokina






Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz from Swan Lake

Igor Stravinsky

Circus Polka: Composed for a Young Elephant

Camille Saint-Saëns

Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor

Camille Saint-Saëns

Carnival of the Animals


The Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs are supported by 4Culture, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Boeing Company, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, Chihuly Garden & Glass, The Clowes Fund, Inc., the Elizabeth McGraw Foundation, the Fales Foundation Trust, the League of American Orchestras, Richard and Francine Loeb, Kjristine Lund, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the Peg and Rick Young Foundation, Peo Tours, Inc., the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, the Snoqualmie Tribe, Christine and Michel Suignard, Ten Grands Seattle, the U.S. Bank Foundation, Wells Fargo and the Wyman Youth Trust. Performance sponsored by Microsoft.