Peter and the Wolf / ASO Family Classical Concert
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 pm
MOZART Marriage of Figaro Overture
HAYDN Toy Symphony
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
Narration by Really Inventive Stuff
“Boys like Peter are not afraid of wolves…” Prokofiev's timeless tale of boy vs. wolf comes to life in this signature performance by Really Inventive Stuff. A fully-staged vaudeville-inspired solo performance hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "immensely like-able" and "using simplicity as a form of genius." Guaranteed to engage and inspire imaginations of all ages.
Peter and the Wolf is the most beloved children’s classic in all of music and the very best way to introduce a young person to the wonder of hearing a live symphony orchestra and the instruments of the symphony!
Will Peter and his animal friends make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about your favorite instruments and be captivated by Prokofiev’s triumphant tale of a heroic boy and a mischievous wolf.
Each animal and person in the story will have its own special instrument and theme. A duck will be played by the oboe, a cat by the clarinet, a wolf by the French horns, and a bird by the flute. Peter will be played by the strings, grandfather by the bassoon, and hunters by the percussion family. The music will embody each of the characters and help to give them emotion and spirit.
Come experience a story that will captivate young ones and music that will please all ages!
Financial Support for the 2017 ASO Family Concert is provided by:
Florence Y. Flach Music Fund
Bessie S. Graham Music Fund
Hecht Family Charitable Foundation
Charles H. Hoch Foundation
Ruth L. Seruga Trust