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SSO: Carnival of the (Australian) Animals

  • Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point Sydney Australia (map)

Australia is notorious for its fearsome fauna – any visitor can tell you about our biting, stinging animals! So an Australian like Matthew Hindson is probably best qualified to compose a modern "Carnival of the Animals" that's all about the nasty ones.

Big and hairy, small and scary, and finishing with the most dangerous creatures of all – humans! Then TV personality Richard Morecroft narrates the music that started it all – Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals – with new words by Bradley Trevor Greive (The Blue Day Book). From the long-eared bilby to the koala and the blobfish, Greive finds Aussie animals to match Saint-Saëns' original musical caricatures.

HINDSON Dangerous Creatures
SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals

Toby Thatcher conductor
Laurence Matheson piano
Peter de Jager piano
Richard Morecroft narrator
Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Earlier Event: September 24
SSO: Saint-Saens in the Morning
Later Event: October 21
Melbourne Festival: Sound Text