Sunday | 2.21.16 | 2:00 PM
Saturday | 2.27.16 | 2:00 PM
Brooklyn Music School (2/21), St. Paul's Church (2/27)

TCS presents two children's concerts on the theme "Welcome to the Zoo!" We are thrilled to welcome back our narrator, Navida Stein, who will lead the children through an interactive performance with the orchestra. Our program will feature friendly pieces based on our theme including Prokofiev's perennial favorite, Peter and the Wolf, as well as selections from Carnival of the Animals, and a world premiere by our own Seth Bedford entitled Ballet of the Rubber Chickens.

Join us 30 minutes prior to each concert for engaging activities related to the program such as a bird-whistle workshop, animal origami, and an instrument petting zoo. We will present the same performance on Sunday, February 21, in a new location, the Brooklyn Music School, as well as on Saturday, February 27, at our home base in Chelsea at St. Paul's Church.

February 21 at 2 PM - Brooklyn Music School, 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn

February 27 at 2 PM - St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street, Manhattan

Activities begin at 1:30 PM both dates

Concert at 2:00 PM

This concert is FREE with a suggested donation of $20

Conductors:  Julie Desbordes


Camille Saint-Saens.Selections from The Carnival of the Animals
Seth BedfordBallet of the Rubber Chickens (World Premiere)
Sergei ProkofievPeter and the Wolf
Navida Stein Guest Narrator

Featured Artists

Navida Stein
Guest Narrator

Sunday, 2.21, Saturday, 2.27

Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Navida Stein is an award winning storyteller, actress, musician and writer. As an actress, Navida has worked Off-Broadway & regionally doing new plays, musicals and Shakespeare. TV credits include “Law & Order”, spots for Nickelodeon and she has appeared in independent films and commercials. As a storyteller, Navida tells stories from around the world in many places including the New York Public Libraries, the Hans Christian Anderson statue in Central Park, Scandinavia House, community centers, festivals and many schools. Last …


Originally from Limoges, France, Julie Desbordes is a fast rising conductor known for her engaging style, energetic interpretations and emotional communication with her musicians and audiences. Currently Artistic Director of QUO (the Queer Urban Orchestra) in New York City, her recent international appearances as a guest conductor include concerts in Venezuela, Canada, Hong Kong and Macau. She is also Associate Conductor of Education and Outreach for The Chelsea Symphony (NYC).

Julie’s love for music began from the moment she picked …