Symphony in the Valley and the Advanced Dance Company of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present live performances of “Peter and the Wolf” on Oct. 4 in Glenwood Springs and Oct. 5 in Rifle.
The charming musical tale by Sergei Prokofiev follows the adventures of Peter and his friends — the cat, the bird and the duck — as they deal with a dangerous visitor to the forest. Dancers will act out the story while the orchestra plays the score, with narrator Cindy Hines telling the tale.
“‘Peter and the Wolf’ is a classic piece of music, filled with memorable melodies and an exciting story,” said Kelly Thompson, guest conductor and longtime member of Symphony in the Valley.
“‘Peter and the Wolf’ also introduces young people to the different instruments in the orchestra,” Thompson said. “Each character is played by a different instrument with a different musical theme.”
The orchestra will round out the concerts with Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Ravel’s “Pavane (for a Dead Princess)”, and Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony.”
The Glenwood Springs concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Jeannie Miller Theatre in Glenwood Springs High School.
The Rifle concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Commons Room in Rifle High School.
Tickets will be sold at the door, and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 youth 3-18, and $30 for families. Music students are admitted free.
For more information about Symphony in the Valley, visit www.sitv.org.