Zoo Meets Orchestra

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The St. Louis Symphony completed its first series of Education Concerts of the 1415 season on Wednesday, with a great assist from the Saint Louis Zoo, as well as from Rimsky-Korsakov (Flight of the Bumblebee), Saint-Saens (Carnival of the Animals), Copland (Hoe Down) and Henry Mancini (Baby Elephant Walk). Here’s how it looked.

The Saint Louis Zoo's Rachel Killeen (left) and Kelly Kapsar get ready for the show.
The Saint Louis Zoo’s Rachel Killeen (left) and Kelly Kapsar get ready for the show.
The Saint Louis Zoo's Maggie McCoy, who served as guest host, and the Symphony's Director of Education Berakiah Boone in the Green Room
The Saint Louis Zoo’s Maggie McCoy, who served as guest host, and the Symphony’s Director of Education Berakiah Boone in the Green Room.
Maggie was prepared to catch bees and butterflies on stage.
Maggie was prepared to catch bees and butterflies on stage.
The Saint Louis Zoo provided very cool videos of animals to accompany the orchestra. Elephants!
The Saint Louis Zoo provided very cool videos of animals to accompany the orchestra. Elephants!
Rachel brought an elephant bone.
Rachel brought an elephant bone.
Principal Cello Daniel Lee plays "The Swan" while a swan glides across the screen.
Principal Cello Daniel Lee plays “The Swan” while a swan glides across the screen.
Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi expresses his fear of bees.
Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi expresses his fear of bees.

The St. Louis Symphony thanks its partner the Saint Louis Zoo, as well as presenting sponsor Booksource, for helping to make it all happen. And thank you to the schools, teachers, chaperones and schoolchildren. Come again!