Monkey's Jungle Jam

Monkey’s Jungle Jam is a story of a monkey’s search through a jungle to find musical friends! Young children are invited to move along to music, listen to a story, and watch eight musicians from the ISO perform. Monkey’s Jungle Jam uses common and unusual animals from the jungle to introduce common and unusual instruments found in a symphony orchestra. Musical selections include excerpts from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, and Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Indiana composer James Beckel composed the Finale!

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Meet the Artists Behind Monkey’s Jungle Jam!

Roger Roe – English Horn
Rebecca Price Arrensen – Piccolo
Samuel Rothstein – Bass Clarinet
Cathryn Gross – E-flat Clarinet
Pedro Fernandez – Percussion
Ju-Fang Liu – Bass
Jung-Hsuan (Rachel) Ko – Cello
Victoria Kintner Griswold – Violin