Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lucas and Arthur Jussen - Duo Pianos
Elgar - Selections from The Wand of Youth
Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Carnival of the Animals is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Accompanied by accessible commentary, alongside projections of animal drawings submitted by local children, attendees are invited to follow each section of Saint-Saëns' classic piece while they listen. Young, virtuosic “piano brothers” Lucas and Arthur Jussen will perform alongside the Orchestra following their debut performance the previous evening.