Cuckoo meets kangaroofamily concert

Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

Piano Duo Beraia

Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Natia & Tamar Beraia (pianos), Nikolaus Schmid (narrator)

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Monday, 31. July 2023
5:00 pm
60 min, no interval
CHF 15
Wheelchair spaces:
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Any remaining tickets will be available at the box office from 4 pm.


The elegant swan, embodied by the violoncello, swims in lonely circles. The lions roar in the piano before setting off on a stately march.

The great zoological fantasy, as Camille Saint-Säens called his “Carnival of the Animals”, was performed only once in a house concert during his lifetime. The composer feared that he would lose his serious reputation. It is certainly amusing when we hear chickens brought to life by the cackling of the strings, when turtles dance Jacques Offenbach’s wild cancan in the viola in slow motion or when the double bass mimes an elephant. At our family concert in the Old Schoolhouse Klosters, children and adults can meet all these animals and more. You’ll maybe even find an ibex next to the cuckoo and kangaroo.

Piano Duo Beraia
Natia & Tamar Beraia, pianos
Nikolaus Schmid, narrator
Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

Camille Saint-Saëns
“The Carinval of the Animals” for two pianos, Instrumental ensemble and a narrator