The Story Of Babar

Join Babar, the little elephant, as he explores the jungle and the big city through Poulenc’s playfully orchestrated story. Paired with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, you and your children will have a magical morning together filled with musical tales.

Classical KING FM Family Concerts are designed for ages 5 to 12. Come early for pre-concert activities in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, featuring crafts and instrument exploration.

Family

Dates and Tickets

  • 24 Feb (Sat) 2018 11:00AM
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Pre-concert Talk

Activities 1 hour prior to performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby

Running time

44 minutes

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Pablo Rus Broseta

Conductor

Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, having originally been appointed Assistant Conductor in 2015. During the 2017–2018 season, he leads the Seattle Symphony in a wide variety of concerts, including an all-Russian program with pianist Beatrice Rana, Carmina burana and a festival of Prokofiev concertos.

John Coons

Vocals

Actor/Singer John Coons has performed locally with The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, ArtsWest, Book It Repertory, ReAct Theatre and The 14/48 Projects, as well as singing with popular artists Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer and Foreigner.

Carson Ling-Efird

Cello

Carson Ling-Efird, 12, studies with Kevin Krentz and Li-Tan Hsu. Carson is thrilled to be making her orchestral debut with the Seattle Symphony this year.

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.

Program

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audio

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”) Suite

Camille Saint-Saëns

Allegro non troppo—Molto Allegro from Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Francis Poulenc

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

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