Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Plans 'Carnival Of The Animals' For Family Show

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The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is set to present the Family Concert "Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals."
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is set to present the Family Concert "Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals." Photo Credit: Courtesy Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is set to present the Family Concert "Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals."

The event is set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with Music with the Maestro, and the show starting at 3 p.m. at Norwalk Concert Hall.

The concert promises to feature Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Yates, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Principal Orchestra, performances by NYS Philharmonia Strings, Conductor Jessica McNamara and pianist Gita Abhiriman, a senior at New Canaan High School.

"Following up on its massively successful Family Concert of last season, featuring 'Peter and The Wolf,' this year the Norwalk Symphony will present another of the most beloved musical works for families," NYS representatives said.

"There’s a twist this year though; our conductor, Jonathan, will conduct 'Carnival' from the piano, and be joined by last year’s NSO Concerto Competition winner, Gita Abhiriman for the other virtuoso piano part. Like last year, the concert will include a Side-by-Side performance with the Norwalk Youth Symphony so as to inspire the young audience members to want to play instruments, too."

The event will also feature the second annual Norwalk Symphony Concerto Competition. Local dance company and school Ballet Études will also provide a special dance for the show.  

Tickets are available by visiting the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra website, by email at info@norwalksymphony.org or by calling (203) 956-6771.

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