Shangri La Gardens and The Symphony of Southeast Texas Present “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns

Join Shangri La Gardens, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and the Lutcher Theater for a virtual learning opportunity where music meets nature.  Featuring The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, we engage our active listening skills to find the similarities between the sounds of music and Mother Earth. Through this lesson we integrate the arts and sciences, discovering the many characters of nature and animals that can be replicated through music.

This two-part video series features a follow-along classroom booklet designed to keep your students engaged, while Maestro Tipton leads the Symphony of Southeast Texas through this exciting piece. Critical thinking skills will be utilized and practiced, as the animals featured in Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals are compared to the animals found at Shangri La Gardens.

Both videos can be accessed by clicking the “Videos Tab” below. We look forward to bringing the Symphony of Southeast Texas and Shangri La Gardens into your classroom!

The Carnival of the Shangri La Gardens Animals classroom booklet can be previewed below.

If you would like a color copy printed version of The Carnival of the Shangri La Gardens Animals classroom booklet for each of your students, please contact Jamie Massa at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org or 409-670-0803 with the number of students you have per class, and we will deliver the booklets to your school!