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Published on April 27th, 2022

Symphony Tacoma will once again bring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf  to the stage as part of its Mini Maestros program on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:30 pm in the Pantages Theater. Designed for kids ages 2-8 and their families, the event includes a close up look at Symphony Tacoma musicians and their instruments.

Composed in 1936, Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has introduced children to classical music and orchestras for generations. It tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have when a wolf comes through the garden gate. Each character is represented by a different instrument or group of instruments that bring the classic Russian folktale to life.

Narrating the concert will be JR Nobles, Executive Director of Friends of the Children—Tacoma, a nonprofit organization that pairs children facing obstacles with professional mentors. A Tacoma native, Nobles graduated from Wilson High School. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University.

Prior to the performance, children have the opportunity to touch, play and hear a selection of string and percussion instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo beginning at 1:30 pm in the theater lobby. Tickets are $7 for children/$10 for adults.

Learn more about Peter and the Wolf in the Symphony’s Virtual Classroom >