Live at the BBC Proms: the Kanneh-Mason siblings and friends join author Michael Morpurgo to celebrate animal magic with Saint-Saëns’s ‘zoological fantasy’, The Carnival of the Animals.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann.
Daniel Kidane: New work (BBC commission: world premiere) Camille Saint‐Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals with new narration by Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo (narrator) Aminata Kanneh-Mason, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Ayla Sahin (violins) Timothy Ridout (viola) Mariatu Kanneh-Mason and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cellos) Toby Hughes (double bass) Adam Walker (flute) Mark Simpson (clarinet) Isata Kanneh-Mason, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, Konya Kanneh-Mason (pianos) Alasdair Malloy (glass harmonica) Adrian Spillet (percussion)
Author Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for this special Family Prom. Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals – a musical menagerie packed with braying donkeys, energetic kangaroos, a serene swan and an aquarium of glinting fish – gets a fresh update in witty new poems by Morpurgo. There will be no interval.