Members of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, narrated by Paul Goodwin; Story and direction by Suzanne Mudge; Special guests – Youth Orchestra of Salinas Choir
Now in its sixth year, the intrepid duo of Leonard and Rasmus, narrated by Bach Festival Artistic Director Paul Goodwin, take listeners of all ages on an action-packed whirlwind of musical experiences set in an engaging story line.
Leonard and Rasmus explore the vast world of insects and bee-eautiful bugs through music, science, and amusing puns and tales, while Leonard learns to control his temper. Music by Bartok, Handel, Chopin, Roussel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, the Beatles, and more.
George Frideric Handel, “He Spake The Word” (Israel in Egypt)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee
Béla Bartók, Diary of a Fly
Libby Larsen, Bee Navigation
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Wasps, March Past the Kitchen Utensils
John Williams, Farewell Aragog
Traditional, Hotaru Koi (featuring students from the Youth Orchestra of Salinas)
Ernst Bacon, Dusk Over the Marsh
Zachary Bramble, Bagatelles for Bugs: II. Cricket Steps
Amy Beach, The Fire-Flies
Elena Kats-Chernin, Butterflying