CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS in Concert ….SPRING 2012

Jack will be performing with the KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, reprising his role as narrator of the newly released CD, BEHOLD THE BOLD UMBRELLAPHANT / CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, (San Diego Symphony, distributed by Naxos). Jack’s verses, inspired by the music of Camille Saint-Saëns, include the Lion who gets away with everything, a very conceited Rooster, an annoying piano teacher, and the enchanting Swan. THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, published in 2010 by Knopf, is accompanied by exuberant and witty illustrations by Mary GrandPré.