Carnival of the Animals from Strings Music Festival features the beloved compositions of Camille Saint-Saëns and new original music by Strings School Days artist Peter Seymour. Strings commissioned this unique collaboration between 12 celebrated musicians, an illustrator, and a filmmaker. We presented the video and study guide to our local kindergarten through 5th grade students in spring, 2021 and the program is now available to everyone!


A Carnival of the Animals Coloring Book!

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Free coloring book

Make Your Own Lion Mask!

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Artistic Director Peter Seymour

Choreographer Ted Seymour

Musicians Allen Adon (beats and remixes), Ian Ding (percussion), Andrew Giordano (violin), Nathália Kato Giordano (piano), Lindsie Katz (violin), Erin Patterson (cello), Greg Pattillo (flute), Adam Sadberry (flute), Peter Seymour (bass), Allyson Stibbards (viola), Dan Tepfer (piano), Hui Weng (guzheng)

Illustrator Jill Bergman

Filmmaker Kelly Anzalone

Producer Katie Carroll

Study Guides

K-5 Study Guide (English):
K-5 Study Guide (Spanish):
(click the cloud/arrow icon in the lower right to download)

Learn More

Strings School Days offers free programs for grades K-12. Learn more: