The Prophet Bird
A musical tale for piano,
narration, puppets, and projections

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This is the story of a bird with powers who will try by all means to raise awareness among its forest neighbors about the importance of taking care of the nature that surrounds and shelters them.

A hesitant lumberjack, a gullible princess, a distracted lion, an indifferent scrap collector, a denialist heron, a inquisitive frog, and an uncooperative pig will be hypnotized and charmed by our protagonist with the help of a wise dolphin and an enchanting giraffe, making them aware and taking responsibility for saving the forest.

An environmentally conscious tale, divided into three parts, featuring excerpts from masterpieces by Schumann, Chopin, Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Bartók, Gershwin, Ravel, Satie, Quintón, and Nazareth, which will be enjoyable for the whole family.



1. The Prophet Bird
– WAGNER / Siegfried: Jungle Murmurs
– SCHUMANN / Forest Scenes: VII The Prophet Bird
– GERSHWIN / Prelude No. 3
– RAVEL / Sonatina: III Animé
– CHOPIN / Fantasie Impromptu Op. 66

2. The Inhabitants
– BARTÓK / Romanian Dances: III
– CHOPIN / Mazurka Op. 7, No. 1
– BARTÓK / Romanian Dances: V, VI
– NAZARETH / Apanhei-te, cavaquinho
– J. I. QUINTÓN / El coquí
– BARTÓK / Allegro Barbaro

3. The Solution
– SAINT-SAËNS / The Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
– SCHUMANN / Symphonic Studies: Variation V post.
– SATIE / Le Piccadilly


Artistic Cast:
– Menchu Mendizábal, piano
– Fernando Palacios, script, narration, and projections

Date and time
Date and time: 18/11/2023 18:30h.
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

€4 donation for seat reservation. The entire proceeds of the Family Music Series will be donated to the Down Madrid NGO.


Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up.


Auditorio de la Fundación Canal
Mateo Inurria 2

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