PETER AND THE WOLF

A symphonic fairy tale for all ages

Peter and the Wolf is a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 as an introduction for children to the instruments of the orchestra.

The chirping bird is played by the chirping flute

The duck, quacking and waddling, by the oboe

The cat by the clarinet, in the lower register (this is a sneaky cat)

The Grandfather by the bassoon

The wolf by the horns

Peter, our hero, by the strings

And the hunters with their rifles by the kettle drum and the bass drum.

This charming musical tale is a pleasure for all ages as Peter and his friend Birdie meet the duck, cat, Grandpa, the hunters and, of course, the wolf.

Sergei Prokofiev was asked to compose a musical story and he wanted an old tale that children could understand, with action, contrasting characters and a theme of good triumphing over evil.

He futilely searched for this “good story” but nothing was quite right so he made up his own and called it Petya Fooled the Wolf (Petya means “little Peter”)

After finishing the composition, Prokofiev said that Peter and the Wolf is a present, not only to the children of Moscow, but also to my own.

THE STRINGS ‘n’ THINGS ORCHESTRA under the baton of International Conductor STANISLAV VANEK will present a short first half of popular classics followed by THE INDEE KIDS in PETER AND THE WOLF.

Tickets are at family prices Adults – $15 Children – $5 Family of 4 – $30 Concessions – $10

Please ring the North Shore Community Centre on 5450 9700 to book. There will be some tickets at the door but booking is best.

IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT PETER AND THE WOLF HAS BEEN DEFERRED TO A DATE TO BE DECIDED IN 2022 DUE TO COVID UNCERTAINTIES