“How does a turtle sing? To what music does a lion march? And what music is best for kangaroos to hop to? What distinguishes the flute from the French horn? The clarinet from the oboe? Are you curious about the answers, but have always been hesitant about attending a classical music concert?

Don’t worry, we have something special for you! The Center for Inclusive Art and Sinfonia Varsovia are joining forces to show that music is for everyone. At this concert, you can feel like you’re in a theater and experience a range of emotions: joy, sadness, surprise, enthusiasm, calm, and even anger.

On December 16th, at the Center for Inclusive Art, we will listen to the famous “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns. It is a cycle of miniatures (short pieces) that Saint-Saëns himself called a “zoological fantasy.”

While listening to the music, you can follow the story imagined by the French composer. BUT… you can also imagine your own story! Tune in to the sounds made by the swan, lion, kangaroo, turtle, and let your imagination run wild.

Musicians will also experiment, creating their own animals. Andrzej Krzyżanowski (flute), Arkadiusz Krupa (oboe), Radosław Soroka (clarinet), Piotr Kamiński (bassoon), Henryk Kowalewicz (French horn), Piotr Kostrzewa (percussion), and actress from Theater 21, Maja Kowalczyk (saxophone) will take you on a musical journey through the world of animals, dreams, and imagination.

Join us for the concert, suitable for those above 6 years old.

Carnival of the Animals and Other Stories Classical music for everyone December 16th, 6:00 PM Center for Inclusive Art, ul. W. Skoczylasa 10/12 FREE ADMISSION

Performers: Maja Kowalczyk, saxophone Piotr Kostrzewa, percussion Sinfonia Varsovia Wind Quintet: Andrzej Krzyżanowski, flute Arkadiusz Krupa, oboe Radosław Soroka, clarinet Henryk Kowalewicz, French horn Piotr Kamiński, bassoon & guests

“Funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund”