MSO for Schools

Peter and the Wolf (Secondary)


Thursday 6 May 2021 at 1:30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall



Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner conductor
Joey Lai narrator
Annie Forbes puppets
Tim Denton puppets
Jess Hitchcock soloist


Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Cossom The Bird’s Voice

About the performance

Since its premiere in Moscow in 1936, Prokofiev’s orchestral parable has become one of the most enduring works for young audiences. Peter and the Wolf has been a window into the world of orchestral music for millions who have learned to recognise the distinct sounds of instruments associated with the story’s characters, and this unique production celebrates the interaction between the puppets, narrator, conductor and musicians.

The irreverent story of Peter and his menagerie of animals has resonated deeply with many generations, and this special MSO production has been developed to bring the imaginative world of music alive for audiences through puppets from award-winning puppeteers Annie Forbes and Tim Denton, led by actor and narrator Joey Lai.

Key Information

Ticket price: $9
Duration: 50 minutes

MSO Schools Concerts are generously supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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