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Classical 101

ProMusica Helps Name a 300-Pound Baby!

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra introduced the new name of the Columbus Zoo's baby elephant, Beco, with a rousing performance of Henry Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk on Mother's Day. As you would expect, the large crowd at the zoo's amphitheater was made up largely of children who played with the zoo's mascots while awaiting the announcement. Afterward, as ProMusica Chamber Orchestra played Prokofiev's timeless classic, I read the tale of Peter and the Wolf while the kids danced to and acted out the various scenes.  (A sample is below)  What a great day at the zoo...kids with their Moms (and Dads) on Mother's Day...beautiful, sunny weather...and great music! http://www.wosu.org/audio/classical/2009/promusica_boyce_zoo.mp3