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Concert 8.


  • Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals22′
  • Wiseman Carnival of the Endangered Animals18′ (CBSO Centenary Commission: World Premiere)

The lion roars, the swan glides and the elephant…waltzes? In Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, anything can happen; a truly delightful way to introduce children of all ages to the fabulous beasts of the orchestra! We’ve got a few extra surprises too, in this family concert – as composer Debbie Wiseman (Stig of the Dump / Tom’s Midnight Garden) introduces a whole new musical menagerie. Please do not feed the musicians!

All of our family concerts are BSL interpreted.

We are very sorry to announce that, due to illness, we will now not be able to offer the crafts activities in the foyer prior to the performance. However, the performance itself will be going ahead as advertised and will last approximately one hour with no interval.

We are grateful to the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity, Principal Supporter of the CBSO's work with young people. 

Tickets can be booked:
By phone - the phone lines (0121 780 3333) are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. 
In person -  the box office counter at Symphony Hall is now open again Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Please note that for the Autumn Concert Season we will be selling a mixture of standard and socially-distanced seating in Symphony Hall as follows:

  • Stalls & Terraces - Standard
  • Circle - Standard
  • Upper Circle - Socially distanced


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We are grateful to the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Principal Supporter of the CBSO's work with young people.


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