Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, February 27, 2021
11:00 A.M.

Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
FREE Family Concert

Concert Details

The in person concert is AT CAPACITY! 

You can still tune in virtually for a live stream on Feb. 27 at 11am.

FREE Family Concert Video

The HSO is thrilled to offer our FREE Family Concert this year! You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, February 27, at 11am for a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals,” complete with puppets from Huntsville M.E.T. and Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater. It’s the perfect way to introduce your kids to the orchestra, while also having a fun morning out! To make this event as safe as can be, we’re offering two ways to view the concert:

🎶 Join us in person at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on Sat. Feb. 27 at 11am FULL

🎶 OR tune in virtually for a live stream on Feb. 27 at 11am (CLICK HERE)

If you’re joining us in person, tickets are required for this year’s concert. To reserve your FREE tickets, please click the GET TICKETS button above. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the FREE Pre-Concert Activities. 

Please note that we are doing everything we can to keep you and your family safe during this event. If you’re joining us in person, per the state of Alabama’s Safer At Home order extended through March 5, 2021, we require that everyone attending wear a mask or facial covering that covers their mouth and nostrils at all times, including during the performance. Children under 6 years of age or not yet in the 2nd grade are not subject to this requirement. In addition to requiring facial coverings, we are sanitizing the hall between each rehearsal and performance, and have reduced our hall capacity to 600 seats (our hall accommodates 1,800) to allow for socially distanced seating.

If something comes up and you need to return your tickets for any reason, please call 256.539.4818 or email, so that we may pass them to another family!

Among the most beloved of children’s pieces for the orchestra, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals presents the double bass as an elephant, the clarinet as a cuckoo, and an ensemble of shimmering strings and undulating pianos as an aquarium brimming with colorful fish. It’s a marvelous way to introduce young people to the instruments of the orchestra when paired with the dazzling, larger-than-life puppetry of Huntsville M.E.T. 

Guest Artists

Huntsville M.E.T.

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