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BMV's Annual Family Concert!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 3pm

Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, Boston
General Admission: $30
Seniors: $25
Students / Children: $10

Tickets for this concert are no longer available for sale online.
Tickets will be available starting at 2pm at the Tsai Performance Center Box Office table.
Concert hall doors open at 2:30pm. All seating is General Admission.

CLICK HERE for Tsai Performance Center parking information. In addition to Boston University's lots and garage, street parking is avaiable, and is free on Sundays.

Peter Child: The Tale of Peter Rabbit WORLD PREMIERE
Featuring the Boston City Singers
Joyce Kulhawik, narrator

Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
Featuring the Northeast Youth Ballet


Our Family Concert is one of Boston Musica Viva’s most beloved annual traditions. And this year, some of our favorite animals are taking center stage! Join us for Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals, and the world premiere of Peter Child’s latest work for BMV, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Our friends Joyce Kulhawik, the Northeast Youth Ballet, and the Boston City Singers will all be coming along on this special zoological adventure!

Composed in 1886, Carnival of the Animals was not performed publicly in Saint-Saëns’ lifetime. In fact, it was only written as a quick favor for a friend, and it was only intended to be played at parties. But since then, with its funny and charming impressions of animals of all stripes, Carnival of the Animals has become one of the most popular works ever written for young audiences.

When we were planning this season, we discovered that our good friends at the Northeast Youth Ballet wanted to create new choreography for Carnival of the Animals, and we excitedly invited them to join us for this concert!

Boston Musica Viva is dedicated to creating and sharing new music for all audiences, including our youngest concertgoers at our Annual Family Concert. This year, we present a new take on a classic story—Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. In this new work by acclaimed composer and MIT professor Peter Child, BMV will be joined by the talented youth chorus Boston City Singers. Emmy Award-winning A&E Critic and longtime friend of BMV Joyce Kulhawik will lead us through the action.