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INSTAGRAM | Musicians And Their Exotic Animals

By Jennifer Liu on September 7, 2017

Musicians are well-travelled, and a lot of them are animal lovers too – just have a look through these photo ops with exotic animals!

Our first stop is Australia’s Lone Pine Zoo, a sanctuary for kangaroos and pianist Beatrice Rana alike… 

(Photo via beatricerana)

 

…as well as for violinist Joshua Bell and his new koala friend! 

(Photo via joshuabellmusic)

 

Toronto tenor Charles Sy takes us back to prehistoric times… 

Offstage during the Canadian Opera Company’s La traviata (Photo via tenorecharchar)

 

…and pianist Tony Yang visits our crocodilian animal ancestors in Texas!

At the Fort Worth Zoo (Photo via tonyyikeyang)

 

Keeping to the U.S., here we have Seiji Ozawa at the Florida Zoo in 1967, on tour with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 

(Photo via torontosymphony)

 

We’ll hop over to Israel with soprano Pretty Yende. 

(Photo via pretty_yende_official)

 

I think baritone Johannes Kammler is warning us of the next photo… 

(Photo via johanneskammler)

 

Oh no! Not everyone’s a fan of bear hugs in Verbier… 

(Photo via pretty_yende_official)

 

But violinist Renaud Capuçon made himself a new friend, also in Verbier! 

(Photo via rcapucon)

The Canadian Brass put on a sort of instrumental petting zoo in the 1980s. 

The Canadian Brass held a sort of instrumental petting zoo in the 1980s (Photo via canadianbrass)
(Photo via canadianbrass)

 

A homecoming to Toronto, where Sir Andrew Davis once frolicked with an elephant in the Roy Thomson Hall parking lot. 

 

An even better view. Onwards and upwards! 

Sir Andrew Davis in 1981 outside Roy Thomson Hall (Photo: Reg Innell)

Feeling nostalgic? Flip through our other INSTAGRAM series. 

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Jennifer Liu

Jennifer Liu

Jennifer holds a Master's in piano performance. She is currently studying journalism at Carleton University. Before then, she lived and breathed classical music in Toronto and Montreal.
Jennifer Liu
Jennifer Liu

Jennifer Liu

Jennifer holds a Master's in piano performance. She is currently studying journalism at Carleton University. Before then, she lived and breathed classical music in Toronto and Montreal.
Jennifer Liu
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