‘What it means to be alive:’ Immersive Orlando orchestral event brings circus to life

Shows run Aug. 25-27

'The Carnival' orchestral event (RUST + REBEL)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Acrobatic performances, live music and costumes are bringing the circus to life this weekend during a special orchestral event in downtown Orlando.

“The Carnival - Where Orchestra meets Circus” is coming to the historic Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House for a total of six performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s an artful night out of music and mystery as the Ringmaster introduces you to the menagerie of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Le Carnaval des Animaux.” It’s a journey into self-discovery and the complexity of what it means to be alive,” Creative City Project, event organizers, said in a release.

The show is a collaboration with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra that will feature music from French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals.”

'The Carnival' orchestral event (RUST + REBEL)

“With the original piece as the backbone, talented composer Julian Bond has expanded the original 23-minute score. A cast of professional dancers reveals what’s hidden beneath our own animalistic instincts, and circus performers awaken our sense of vitality and wonder through jaw-dropping acts,” event organizers described.

This event is one of four immersive experiences the Creative City Project is putting on. Click here to check out the other events.

Click here to purchase tickets for “The Carnival - Where Orchestra meets Circus.”

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