Project Overview

Welcome to Carnival of the Animals: Remix  Project.  “Carnival of the Animals: Remix” was produced and performed by Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in October 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in collaboration with CET PBS Cincinnati. This production was conceived by Eckart Preu, Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, to “update” and amplify the already popular “Carnival of the Animals” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns in 1886. Additional orchestral music was composed/arranged by Nami Melumad and included guest artists performing folk and original music. “Carnival of the Animals” presents the musical ‘personality’ of animals in short movements using a small orchestra. In addition to two free concerts presented at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati (October 2022), all the curriculum materials and videos of the performance are part of the curriculum on PBS Learning Media. 

Rachel Kramer, Artistic Project Manager