The kids — goats, dogs, kitties, birds and other darling creatures — are alright in composer-pianist Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem, a work that is a tribute to all the pets and beloved animal companions who have died, as well a form of empathetic musical closure for their human champions. Inspired by the deaths of six of Fuller’s aging dogs over the course of five years, the piece will be delivered at Royce Hall by tenor Bruce Sledge and soprano Caroline McKenzie and narrated by Jane Lynch, and features such performers as Tonality, The Hollywood Studio Orchestra, and Fuller’s husband, Who guitarist Pete Townshend. The program also includes renditions of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” and Camille Saint-Saëns’ whimsical evocations of denizens of the animal kingdom, The Carnival of the Animals.
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood; Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; $39-$99. (310) 825-2101, roycehall.org/calendar.