FREE Family Concert for Twinning Anniversary

FREE Family Concert for Twinning Anniversary

Date: 2nd November 2013
Time: 1.10pm
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music


Free Concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CORK – COLOGNE Twinning


CIT Cork School of Music
Curtis Auditorium
Saturday, 2 November, 1:10 p.m.



Babar the Elephant - Poulenc
Carnaval of the Animals - Saint-Saëns
Ferdinand the Bull - Alan Ridout


Ever heard of Babar, the little elephant with a penchant for fine suits and fast cars? Or Ferdinand, the pacifist bull who prefers sitting under trees smelling flowers to fighting in the ring? Come along to the CIT Cork School of Music at lunchtime on Saturday, 2 November to hear Peter Tonger read Jean de Brunhoff’s Story of Babar the Little Elephant with music by Francis Poulenc and Munro Leaf’s Ferdinand the Bull with music by Alan Ridout. The programme also includes short poems by Peter Ustinov to Saint-Saëns' light-hearted Carnival of the Animals, a ‘grand zoological fantasy’ featuring roaring lions, wild asses, waltzing elephants, braying donkeys, dancing fossils and even virtuoso pianists.

In association with the City of Cologne and in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the twinning of Cork and Cologne the concert takes place at 1.10pm on Saturday, 2 November at CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork.


Musicians include Gabriela Mayer and Michael Joyce, pianos; Geoffry Wharton and Judith Ruthenberg, violins; Ed Creedon, viola; Aoife NicAthloaich, cello; Sophie Butler, double bass; Louise Sheehan, flute and piccolo; Michael Lynch, clarinet; Anthony Murphy, glass harmonica; and Clare O’Keeffe, Xylophone.

Admission to this delightful concert is free.


Presented by the CIT Cork School of Music in association with the Cork Piano Forum and the City of Cologne.


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