Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The Bronx Ensemble for the Arts is conducting a just for kids family concert. The events are scheduled for November 13th at 3pm at the Knight of Columbus Hall in Pelham Bay.



(Bronx, NY) The Bronx Arts Ensemble will present a Just for Kids family concert – “BABAR, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT” – on Sunday, November 13 at 1 and 3 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3243 Ampere Avenue in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx. The BAE winds and mime/storyteller, WT McRae, will draw the audience into the fun telling the story of Babar, Celeste, Cornelius and Arthur, as Babar grows up from baby to king of the realm. Music of “Babar” is by Francis Poulenc. Children will be introduced to the wind instruments with circus music, such as “Barnum & Bailey’s Favorites” “Entry of the Gladiators”, the Bear’s Dance from “Petrouchka”, “Dance of the Hours” and others.

Babar is a story of an orphaned elephant who runs away to the city where he becomes an educated, well-dressed gentleman wearing a green suit and bowler hat. He returns to the jungle, with the help of Arthur and Celeste, after the King of Elephants dies from eating poison mushrooms. Upon his return, Babar is crowned the new King of Elephants. He marries Celeste and forms the town of Celestivlle. Babar was created in France in 1931 by first-time author Jean de Brunhoff in a book entitled Histoire de Babar and translated to The Story of Babar in 1933.

Just for Kids performances are appropriate for children ages 3 - 10. All tickets are $6. Refreshments by International Caterers will be available for sale a half an hour before each show. To purchase tickets or for further information, please visit or call 718.601.7399.

The event is sponsored by Councilman James Vacca.

The Bronx’s premier music performance ensemble serving the borough since 1972, the Bronx Arts Ensemble is a not-for-profit organization enriching the cultural environment of the Bronx with a year-round schedule of concerts, special programs for families and a full music and arts-in-education program for schools.

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