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Young People's Digital Concert

Zoophony

Proudly presented by the TSO, in partnership with the Toronto Zoo

Have you ever noticed the wonderful variety of animals in the world? With so many different creatures, you might think that the Earth would be noisy, but it’s not. Why? To find out, join us for this wildly unique concert! We’ll be exploring the musical side of animal sounds, and the animal side of musical sounds. We’ll even journey into a world where animals can play music!

Zoophony can be enjoyed by your entire family, but it was especially designed for kids aged five to nine. It is 50 minutes in length. The concert features 21 TSO musicians, a tower of giraffes, a troop of gorillas, a gaggle of geese, and many, many other Toronto Zoo animals.

If you are trying to purchase access for a classroom, please visit our Zoophony School Concert page.

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Program

Shaun Rogers

Bass Duet No. 10

Joe Kelly

The Aviary

Prokofiev/arr. Gary Kulesha

Wolf Theme Excerpt from Peter and the Wolf

Decosta/arr. Luther Henderson

Tuba Tiger Rag

Delibes

“Flower Duet” from Lakmé

Valerie Coleman

Umoja

Emilie Lebel/auth. Pierre Rivard

Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin (narrated with string quartet)

(World Première/TSO Commission)

Beethoven

Excerpt from Symphony No. 6 - Mvt. II

Performers

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is visible waist. He is wearing a blue shirt and holding a white baton.

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador

Shawn Blackburn

Learning & Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Zoo