June 19, 2015
Salut Salon launch 'Carnival Fantasy' tour with an appearance at their local zoo
Hamburg-based all-female quartet Salut Salon performed last week for a crowd of flamingoes, elephants, monkeys... and journalists, in a special event at the Hamburg Zoo.
It was the ideal setting in which to launch their extensive tour of Germany, Austria and abroad, titled Ein Karneval der Tiere und andere Phantasien (Carnival of the Animals and other Fantasies), with concerts featuring music from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Bumble bee, Piazzolla's Escualo/Shark and more; all in striking new arrangements. A new album based on the tour is planned for 2016.
This animal-friendly jaunt comes hot on the heels of Salut Salon's performance at a major Berlin cabaret festival earlier this month at the Wühlmäuse theatre, and in the wake of the ongoing success of their Four Seasons mash-up on YouTube, which is rapidly approaching 19 million views.
Salut Salon's latest live album is out now.