We got the beat!

Wild animals, slam poetry and classical instruments, oh my! Enjoy an afternoon of music and interactive family fun with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 4, as three children’s stories come alive: Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals, Raccoon Tune, and selections from The Lion King.

“Music teaches us to listen and speak in ways that cannot be expressed through words,” says Stephanie Roose, Marketing Manager for A2SO. Kids can play an instrument, pet a pup or enjoy an activity from the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum before the concert. Award winning author Nancy Shawk, who wrote Raccoon Tune, will be there to meet fans and sign books. So come shake your tail feather to classical music! Pre-concert activities begin at 2:30 pm and are free to ticket holders. The concert begins at 4 pm and lasts less than an hour.

Tickets start at $8, subscriber discounts are available. Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street. 734-994-4801.www.a2so.com/family-concerts/carnival-of-the-animals