Alaska "Almost" Live with FSO's Woodwind Soloists

May 17, 2021

FSO's Carnival of the Animals featured on Alaska "Almost" Live
Credit FSO

Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra got very creative for their season including allowing their first woodwinds of the whole pandemic on stage behind plexiglass. Clarinetist April Jaillet and flutist Dorli McWayne talked with host Lori Neufeld about playing the parts of the cuckoo, birds in flight and aquarium inhabitants. Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals was narrated, conducted from the piano and directed by Eduard Zilberkant and performed by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra as part of the Jack and Carol Wilbur Concert. Here's the conversation and perfomance. Enjoy!