Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Babar the Elephant
In a concert including live illustrations and narration, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra invites families to experience French author Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar the Elephant in a whole new way at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This concert will feature the talents of conductor Cristian Macelaru, award-winning cartoonist Angie Jordan and beloved narrator Rheda Becker. While Ms. Jordan illustrates the story live onstage, the BSO will perform lively, lighthearted music by French composer Francis Poulenc. Orchestral instruments will reveal the many different characters found in Babar’s journeys as he strives to do what is best for every creature in the animal kingdom. The kids were completely mesmerized! We were in the absolute FRONT row so we had a great view of the illustrations, but really couldn't see many of the instruments - just their feet! (and up their nostrils)!
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