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Sunday, May 6, 2:30 PM
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
Tickets: $ 7 – 10

Featuring the full orchestra
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Narrated by Emily Laliotis

 

Prokofiev’s timeless favorite introduces the different instruments in the orchestra as characters in a classic Russian folk tale. Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have with a wolf that comes in from the meadow through the garden gate. Each character is represented by a different musical instrument or group of instruments. The piece specially features the Woodwind family of instruments. Please note: there is no instrument petting zoo with this performance!

 

Deborah J. Anderson’s Kitty’s Big Adventure will open the performance. In this story, Emma lives with her grandmother on an island in the sea. Kitty, who rules her ‘queendom,’ continually teases Bad Max, the big dog who lives down the road. One day she goes too far and Max chases her all the way to the ferry dock. What a day it turns out to be–but all is well in the end. As in Peter and the Wolf, each instrument of the orchestra represents a person, an animal or an effect.

 

Meet the instruments of the orchestra here.

Read the Peter and the Wolf story here.
See the Peter and the Wolf Instruments and Characters here.

Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt’s narration with the Boston Symphony in 1948:

 

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