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Listen Fri. Jan. 22: Classical Critters with Fred Child

Performance Today
American Public Media

Join WEKU Classical for Classical Critters from Performance Today on Friday,  Jan. 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

Performance Today's Classical Critters is a sixty-minute romp through classical music about and inspired by our animal friends: how they sound, how they move, who they are and what they do.

Host Fred Child and a group of co-host kids tell stories, spark creativity, share ideas and feelings, and listen to music together. It's a fun, friendly, family-oriented frolic, put together by the same music-lovers who bring you Performance Today. See you there, in our musical zoo!

Discover how to listen to WEKU Classical below.

Playlist for Classical Critters:

Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin, conductor

George Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri, conductor

Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals – Aviary
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Hagai Shaham, violin; New Queen's Hall Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth, conductor

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Owe, conductor

Mark O'Connor: The Cricket Dance
Mark O'Connor, violin

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
Sharon Bezaly, flute; Residentie Orchestra of the Hague; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

Agustin Barrios: Las Abejas (The Bees)
John Williams, guitar

Anton Sanko: Great Migrations: Monarch Butterflies
National Geographic Studio Orchestra

Julius Fucik: The Grumpy Old Bear
Alan Pendlebury, bassoon; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek, conductor

Leopold Godowsky: The Java Suite: Chattering Monkeys
Esther Budiardjo, piano

Traditional Mongolian, arr. Quartet San Francisco: Toroi Bandi
Quartet San Francisco

Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Georges Bizet: Children's Games: Leap Frog
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; Martin West, conductor

Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Find out more about how to listen to WEKU Classical here.

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