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!

This concert is best suited for kindergarten to grade 4 students and families. It is approximately 45 minutes in length and features 21 musicians from the Orchestra.

Performance Details

Available Monday, November 22, 2021–Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Program

Vivaldi: “Spring”, Allegro, from The Four Seasons
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, Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador
Shawn Blackburn, Learning & Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Zoo

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