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Carnival of the Animals - Canceled

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Carnival of the Animals - Canceled
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


At a press conference on March 12, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health recommended limiting gatherings of groups of 100 or more for two weeks starting March 16. Per this recommendation, this event has been cancelled. We are currently evaluating whether any cancelled events can be rescheduled. Ticket buyers should visit our COVID-19 Update Page for ticketing options.



Introduce your little ones to the joys of the symphony with Carnival of the Animals, one of the most recognizable and beloved pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Go on a journey through the animal kingdom from the graceful swan to the majestic lion. This staple will be the highlight of your children’s symphonic experience and is sure to delight all ages!



Vivaldi (Spring)
Choreographed by Ashley Boyack
Gabriella C. Beck, Rosemary Coleman Anna Swift, Hope Jackson, Lia James, Maya Rabbitt, Mary Ricks, Mimi Nelson

Choreographed by Joni Wilson
John Matthews

Hens and Chicks
Choreographed by Wendy Turner
Lizzie Landeen, Holly Landeen, Ella Landeen, Hana Onda

Choreographed by Mary ann Lee
James Boyd, Zoe Moulde, Fernando Ruelas, Olivia Wolfenbarger

Choreographed by Ashley Boyack
Rosie Kirkham, Maya Rabbitt

Choreographed by Rachel Kimball
Caroline Boyack, Maddie Boyack, Isla Homer, Amelia Kirkham, Kaleolani Kirby, Molly Madsen

Choreographed by Ashley Boyack
Gabriella C. Beck, Rosemary Coleman, Hope Jackson, Lia James, Mimi Nelson

Choreographed by Joni Wilson
Mariah Babbitt, Ben Evans, James Evans, Hannah Gardiner, Abby Grant, Gabrielle Hatton, Catherine Kirkham, Mary-Martha Kirkham, Caroline Pace

Choreographed by Wendy Turner
Mary Ricks, Anna Swift, Eliza Wright

choreographed by: Joni Wilson
The Company



Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Dancers from Children’s Dance Theatre

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: This family-friendly performance is open to audience members of all ages. Lap children three and younger are free but must have a ticket which can be picked up at the ticket office.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Join us early for kid’s activities and an instrument petting zoo—hosted by our Youth Guild

Artists and programs are subject to change.

Single Tickets On Sale: June 14, 2019



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George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

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