First U.S. performance,   Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants   National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, Regina Aquino, narrator, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019  Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Multimedia image: original Jean de Brunhoff watercolor, Kendra & Allan Daniel Collection. Used with permissions

First U.S. performance, Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, Regina Aquino, narrator, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019

Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Multimedia image: original Jean de Brunhoff watercolor, Kendra & Allan Daniel Collection. Used with permissions

Composer Raphael Mostel and conductor Steven Reineke introducing the first U.S. performance of  Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants   National Symphony Orchestra, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019  Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Multimedia images: original Jean de Brunhoff watercolors, Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France, and Kendra & Allan Daniel Collection. Used with permissions

Composer Raphael Mostel and conductor Steven Reineke introducing the first U.S. performance of Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants

National Symphony Orchestra, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019

Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Multimedia images: original Jean de Brunhoff watercolors, Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France, and Kendra & Allan Daniel Collection. Used with permissions

First U.S. performance,   Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants   National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, Regina Aquino, narrator, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019  Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Used with permissions

First U.S. performance, Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, Regina Aquino, narrator, John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2019

Photo: Erica Bruce (full size photo available). Used with permissions

National Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for the first U.S. performance of  Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants  at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC  Steven Reineke conductor, Regina Aquino narrator. Jean de Brunhoff watercolor from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection, used with permission  April 3, 2019. Photo: Raphael Mostel

National Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for the first U.S. performance of Babar’s Return to the Land of the Elephants at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Steven Reineke conductor, Regina Aquino narrator. Jean de Brunhoff watercolor from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection, used with permission

April 3, 2019. Photo: Raphael Mostel