Sunday, 19 May 2019

'Peter and the Wolf' to delight children in the Marin Drzic Theater

By  Feb 22, 2019

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Marin Drzic Theater in the contemporary co-production of the orchestral work "Peter and the Wolf", originally made by Sergei Prokofiev, bring a real treat for children aged 5 and over. The concert will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 pm.

It’s interesting to know that the legend says that Prokofiev has written the music and the text in only four days.At that time, the Central Moscow Children's Theater allegedly ordered a symphonic work from the composer, with which they would start the music education of the youngest audience.

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by maestro Alan Bjelinski, and before the symphonic fairytale they will perform the "Hommage a Sorkocevic" by Boris Papandopoulo.

To date, "Peter and the Wolf" became the title of the musical theater for young people, and it also experienced countless adaptations to other media, including Oscar-winning short film and audio album for participation in which even Bill Clinton received Grammy in 2004.

''Peter and the Wolf’’ is written for a narrator and an orchestra whose individual instruments or groups represent characters in the story, introducing young listeners to the composition of the orchestra but primarily teaching them the narrative possibilities of music: the bird is a flute, a duck is an oboa, a cat is a clarinet, grandpa the bass, the wolf is horn, the hunters are blowing instruments with timpani and bass drums. Peter is presented by wire instruments.

The story is well-known: Boy Peter is spending time in his grandfather's house in the woods and one day he leaves the courtyard open. Grandpa gives him a hard time because of that, because the wolf lives in the forest, which Peter does not believe at first. But when the wolf really appears, Peter will start the adventure of his life - trying to catch him!

Tickets at the price of 30 kuna are available on the link and at the cash register of the Marin Drzic Theater.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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