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Warsaw | Peter and the Wolf – a Concert for Children’s Day


On 1 June 2019 at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m., all children age 7 and up and their parents are warmly invited to the Royal Castle in Warsaw to attend the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf op. 67.

The protagonist of the work is the valiant pioneer Peter, who succeeds in capturing the wolf himself (despite the warnings of his grouchy grandfather) and takes him to the zoo in a joyful parade. The work written in 1936 still sparkles with grace, wit and melodic beauty and imparts a carefully concealed lesson – an ingenious presentation of individual instruments to young listeners (and ‘guiding motives’) corresponding to the heroes of the story. In the original score, the flute is assigned to the bird, the oboe to the duck, the clarinet to the cat and the bassoon to the grandfather, while the horns signal the part of the wolf and the strings of Peter. The hunters who want to catch the wolf are represented by percussion.

During the June concert dedicated especially to young audiences, the role of the narrator will be played by Paweł Królikowski, a popular film, TV, theatre and dubbing actor, as well as television producer and president of the Association of Polish Stage Artists. The arrangement will feature a quintet of woodwind and brass instruments.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttps://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/piotrus-i-wilk-koncert-z-okazji-dnia-dziecka/