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Especially for The Young – Peter And The Wolf And Wolf Tracks

October 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Childhood music experiences are critical in building a life-long love of music. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey will bring Prokofiev’s magical musical tale Peter and The Wolf to life in an enjoyable and dramatic treat for young ears.

Tale of Peter, a young boy, who sets out into the deep forest to catch a wolf has endured for decades introducing young people to the sounds of the orchestra. Peter’s bird friend flits with the flute while his companion duck waddles along to the oboe. There’s
Grandpa on the bassoon, and lively strings hum with Peter’s cheerful energy while horns hint at the shadowy wolf at his heel. Peter and The Wolf will be performed as part of the Sydney Symphony’s specially curated program for young music-lovers.

Also on the program, a companion piece to Peter & the Wolf, Jean-Pascal Beintus’ Wolf Tracks, a retelling of the story for contemporary times. Peter, now an old man, recognises both the beauty of nature and of wild wolves as part of a splendid world. The music is lyrical, bright and enchanting, set against a superbly written story by Walt Kraemer. Fascinating and inspiring, it’s not
surprising that Wolf Tracks has been recorded by former US Presidents Obama and Clinton, and even actors Antonio Banderas and Sophia Loren.


Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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