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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (uncredited)

NSO Family Concert: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!

Based on the treasured children's book, NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has composed an exciting world premiere work for orchestra and narrator that lets the "big bad" wolf tell his side of the classic story. Age 5+

  • Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
  • Concert Hall
  • 60 minutes
  • $15.00 - $18.00

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Steven Reineke, composer and conductor

Think you know the story of the three little pigs? Well, just wait until you hear it from the wolf's point of view. You might not think he's all that big and bad anymore! According to Alexander T. Wolf, he was framed by the headline-starved media. All he wanted was to borrow a cup of sugar for his sweet granny's birthday cake--and his cold made him accidentally sneeze down the pigs' poorly constructed houses. (So why did he also eat them, you ask? He says he doesn't believe in letting good food go to waste!) The treasured children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith comes to life through glorious music and engaging narration in this world premiere concert that's been commissioned by the NSO. Composed and conducted by the NSO's very own Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, this delightful tale will leave everyone wondering: is the wolf really the villain or the victim? Bring the whole family and let the debate begin!

New this season! The 2 p.m. performance is sensory-friendly.

Our 2 p.m. performance of The True Story of The Three Little Pigs! is a sensory-friendly performance, designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. In fact, we hear from many of our families that sensory-friendly performances are a great opportunity to introduce the orchestra or the performing arts to young children who are new to these exciting experiences. (If you attend the 2 p.m. performance of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and do not require these accommodations, your family is still very much welcome at the concert.)

Performance Timing: Approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission

Come early for a Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo" in the lobbies of Opera House. Young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.

Stay after the 4 p.m. concert for a Kids' Chat. Young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.


All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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