Music for Galway and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children are delighted to partner on the development and presentation of ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in Galway during Baboró 2019.
The co-presentation of Saint-Saëns’ beloved work includes a newly commissioned childfriendly text written and performed by actor Helen Gregg. To continue the animal theme, Ficino Ensemble will perform Schubert’s beautiful Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, well known for its fourth movement in which the composer played with variations on the theme of his song ‘Die Forelle’ – the Trout.
An arts-in-education outreach element will be provided by Adventures in Music, with teachers from Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe working in twelve schools in Galway city and county over five weeks in advance of the festival and one week after the festival in a post-engagement workshops.
Ficino Ensemble | Helen Gregg narrator | Marc Mac Lochlainn director
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
SCHUBERT Trout Quintet