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The St. Louis Symphony Joins The Circus

Each Spring, Circus Flora sets up its “big top” in the parking lot of Powell Hall.  Over the years, the Flying Wallendas, Nino the Clown, and the St. Louis Arches have become familiar to many St. Louisans.  

For the second time, Circus Flora will move inside the hall, high wires and all, to join the St. Louis Symphony in a holiday production which will bring to life Dylan Thomas’ classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” 

The symphony will perform a variety of Christmas favorites as well as several works by British composers. A Circus Flora member will provide narration with excerpts of the story, while the Flying Wallendas, a group of trained housecats and other circus acts entertain.

Circus Flora Founder and Artistic Director Ivor David Balding and St. Louis Symphony cellist Bjorn Ranheim were host Steve Potter’s guests to discuss the partnership, Dylan Thomas, the circus acts and the music.

Related Event

Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony Present "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
December 14 and 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.
December 16, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd.


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