Meet the characters in Prokofiev’s well-known classic Peter and the Wolf as a dynamic storyteller recounts this marvelous tale with the help of a woodwind quintet. Together they bring Peter, his Grandfather and all the delightful animals in the story to life. The program explores the magic of music by using the children’s imagination to compose a drama, picking the musical themes to match the characters. Along with the classic Peter and the Wolf, charming lesser-known tales will also be introduced, such as Bigger and Better and Tikki Tikki Tembo.
Curriculum links: Language Arts, Music and Storytelling
Price: Single performance $1,050
2 back to back $1,390
Program length: 45 minutes
*Artists travel fees may apply
The performances are tailored to the particular age level and special needs of the audience.
Meet the characters of E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story of The Nutcracker, as our actor dramatizes the tale to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, played by a woodwind quintet.
Svjetlana Kabalin (flute) presented in her New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall in 1986 as a winner of the Artists International Competition, and one of five Americans invited to participate in the first International Flute Competition in Kobe, Japan. She is principal flute with the New Philharmonic of New Jersey and has played for the PBS-TV Great Performances production of Kern’s Show Boat. A member of the Juilliard Music Advancement Program faculty, she has taught at the Simon’s Rock campus of Bard College and at Rutgers University, and has recorded for the Desto and Vanguard labels.
Sylvan Winds was hailed by the New York Times for "...its venturesome programming and stylishness of performance," the Sylvan Winds has appeared under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and the Caramoor International Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the NY Governor's Arts Awards, the ensemble has presented imaginative and scintillating programs of chamber works for winds in such places as Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Cape Cod and Skaneateles Festivals, Rutgers University's Summerfest, Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society and the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea. They have recorded for the Koch Classics and CRI/New World labels and have enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet and pianist Claude Frank. The Sylvan Winds celebrated their 30th Anniversary during the 2007-08 seasons.
Scottie Davis (narrator) is a member of Actors’ Equity, an alumnus of Columbia Teachers College Performing Artists in the Schools Program, and has been cited in Marqui’s Who’s Who in Entertainment. As an actress/variety artist, she has performed at the National Black Theatre Conference ‘91, Women’s Theatre Festival ‘95, and Messina-Harlem International Tour 87’.