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Lime Tree Theatre

as part of the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2015 presents: 

Louis Lovett Narrator

An Irish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble


Katherine Hunka Director/Violin

André Swanepoel Violin

Joachim Roewer Viola

Tim Lowe Cello

Aura Stone Double Bass

Emma Roche Flute/Piccolo

Macdara O Seireadán Clarinet

Alex Petcu Percussion

Finghin Collins Piano

Dearbhla Collins Piano


Saint-Saëns        Carnival of the Animals


Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals is one of the greatest musical delights children can enjoy. A child prodigy himself, Saint-Saëns was renowned as a virtuoso pianist of wide-ranging tastes as well as being a prolific composer.

Carnival of the Animals – a witty, 14 movement ‘Grand Zoological Fantasy’ – was written while on vacation in Austria. Intended as just a bit of fun for friends, Saint-Saëns requested that it was never published or performed during his lifetime as he thought the work would tarnish his ‘serious’ image! Only ‘The Swan’ was published in the composer’s  lifetime, but the Carnival  has become a cornerstone of the classical repertoire and Saint-Saëns’ most popular work. Carnival of the Animals is beautiful, funny and clever all at once – enriched by witty verses from Ogden Nash.

Narrator Louis Lovett is Ireland’s most experienced and critically acclaimed actor for young audiences. This is one for all the family!

Concert Dates

  • 12:00, Thursday, October 15, 2015

    The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1444935600
  • 19:00, Thursday, October 15, 2015

    The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available


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