Musical Takeover of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum


Notes with a Purpose to produce an interactive musical event on April 9


Notes with a Purpose is taking over the Las Vegas Natural History Museum with an immersive, musical experience The Carnival Cavalcade of Canorous Creatures! on April 9.


Inspired by Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, musicians will be strategically placed around the museum’s exhibits as attendees embark on a scavenger hunt, with the treasure being a musical performance of Carnival of the Animals (and narration by a super-secret, surprise guest). The carnival revelry will include food trucks, acrobats, face painting, and a silent auction.


This event brings together ten dynamic and diverse Las Vegas musicians. Leading the roster are acclaimed pianist Dr. Alexandria Le (Yamaha Artist, former Carnegie Hall fellow) and violinist De Ann Letourneau (concertmaster of the Las Vegas Philharmonic). They will be playing side-by-side with top students and alums from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and music specialists from Clark County School District.

“I’m especially excited to be able to present this unique and fun combination of music and science to students, as we’ve all missed the opportunity to experience live music the past couple of years,” says Dr. Le, founder and Executive Artistic Director of Notes with a Purpose.

The Carnival Cavalcade of Canorous Creatures! — an immersive musical event will be held at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 N. Las Vegas Blvd. with two scavenger hunt start times of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a 2-hour event. The Carnival Cavalcade of Canorous Creatures! will welcome families and kids of all ages. Children under 18 years of age are free and those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance, click here to purchase