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About the performance

The MSO presents Peter and the Wolf, a classic introduction for the young – and young at heart – to the sights and sounds of a symphony orchestra. The irreverent story of Peter and his menagerie of animals has resonated deeply with generations of children, and this special MSO production has been developed to bring the imaginative world of music alive for young audiences, with the addition of puppets.

It might be a wolf eat duck world out there, but this production of Prokofiev’s story shows us that with enough help from their friends, a boy and a bird can work together to catch a wolf and save the day.

Featuring

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner Cybec Assistant Conductor
Richard Vaudrey narrator
Nadine Dimitrievitch puppeteer
Christian Bagin puppeteer
Shakira Dugan puppeteer
Shauntai Batzke soloist

Directed by Emma Muir-Smith
Puppets created by Annie Forbes and Tim Denton (AboutFace Productions)

Program

Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Robert Cossom The Bird’s Voice

Relaxed concert information

This performance will take place in Hamer Hall, a safe and relaxed environment with elements adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort. As a concertgoer, you can expect:

  • A downloadable visual story emailed to ticket holders ahead of the concert
  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert
  • Lights to stay on during the concert
  • Open doors and chill-out break areas
  • General admission seating with space for freedom of movement
  • Friendly, trained staff

Arts Centre Melbourne indoor venues are operating at 75% capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. The MSO and Arts Centre Melbourne strongly recommends the wearing of masks where 1.5m distancing is difficult to achieve, however wearing a mask is no longer a requirement for entry.

Important venue information:

  • QR code registration via a mobile device is required on arrival. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit to ensure a faster check-in time.
  • Personal water bottles will be permitted inside and filtered tap water will be available for self-service at the foyer bars
  • No Cloak Room
  • No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection

Orchestra safety on stage
The safety of our musicians, staff and audience remain the highest priority as we return to the post-COVID concert hall. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, the MSO has begun rapid-result, asymptomatic testing for all members of the Orchestra and on-stage production staff. As such, you may notice that our musicians are not wearing masks while performing, and that they may be spaced more closely together than previously.

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Nicholas Bochner's position as Cybec Assistant Conductor for Learning and Engagement is supported by the Cybec Foundation.

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