Carnival of the Animals

From Saint-Saëns’ enchanting Carnival of the Animals to Rossini’s galloping William Tell Overture, you’ll want to swim like a swan, hop like a kangaroo and strut like a lion after experiencing this wild menagerie of music! Family Concerts are designed for ages 6 to 12. EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE: Join us 1 hour before the performance for fun and interactive pre-concert activities that include an instrument zoo and a fun craft in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Closed Captioning is available for this performance. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

Family Concerts

Dates and Tickets

  • 4 May (Sat) 2019 11:00AM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Pablo Rus Broseta


Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and Music Director of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana. He is rapidly building a wide-ranging repertoire from Handel to John Adams, with a focus on the great symphonic repertoire.

Kristy Park


Kristy Park, 16, is a junior at Newport High School. She currently studies with Leslie Marckx, and is an alumna of the Meadowmount School of Music and of the Pinchas Zuckerman Young Artists Program. Kristy served as the principal cellist of the National Association for Music Education’s All-Northwest orchestra in 2017, and currently serves as the Seattle Youth Symphony’s principal cellist.

Jessica Choe


Korean American pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in Seoul, Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition and the Korean Department of Education Music Competition.

Elizabeth Morgan


Praised by the Baltimore Sun for her “achingly sweet touch at the keyboard,” pianist and musicologist Elizabeth Morgan brings history and performance alive in her recitals, writing, and teaching. Dr. Morgan has performed as soloist in many major American venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Society Hall, Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), and the Clark Library (Los Angeles).

Alexandria J. Henderson


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.