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NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood

NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Events for Young Audiences National Symphony Orchestra NSO Family

Critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based production company Giants Are Small offers an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev's classic, with a narrator and the musicians of the NSO creating all of the sound effects on stage. Age 5+

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Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood
Based on Sergei Prokofiev's classic
Co-directed and created by Doug Fitch and Edouard Getaz
Prequel written by Stephen Greco
Live sound effects design by Jason Mills and John Sawicki
Produced by Edouard Getaz
Lee Mills, conductor
Doug Fitch, narrator

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a new creation by critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based production company Giants Are Small, giving an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev's classic. The live production is an unforgettable journey of classical music and visual wonder, with a narrator and the musicians of the NSO creating all the sound effects on stage. The production is based on the award-winning app and album co-produced by Deutsche Grammophon.

Prokofiev's tale is set in modern-day Los Angeles and anchored with a thrilling prequel that is set off when the wolf escapes from the local zoo. Peter is swept up in an exciting adventure that includes the building of a giant robot, a whirlwind helicopter chase, and a moment of poignant introspection--all before he enters the forbidden meadow where he finally captures the wolf. The prequel features excerpts of some of the greatest classical music ever written and leads seamlessly into Prokofiev's complete original score.

Most enjoyed by age 5 and up. All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"
Starting one hour before each concert, hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes. 

Stay after for a Kids' Chat
Following the 3:30 p.m. concert, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

The 1:30 p.m. performance is sensory friendly
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Performance Timing: Approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission

Get the award-winning app or audio album

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a fantastic introduction to classical music and the art of storytelling. To get the most out of the show, get the award-winning app in the iTunes App Store (available both for iPad and iPhone, featuring the entire story, a music discovery section, behind-the-scenes material, and eight games within the story) or the audio album (available on major music platform, including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.). Discover the world of Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood before--or after--you see it live!