Every January, CHICO performs Peter & the Wolf for almost two thousand 4th-grade students. The story is narrated by Steve Perren and performed by a 40-piece orchestra.
You can print workbook pages to introduce children to the concert, the story, the composer, the flute, the oboe, the clarinet, the strings, the bassoon, the french horn and percussion. Introduce musical themes for the bird, the duck, the cat, Peter, the grandfather, the wolf and the hunters. Ask the child to name instruments that are not in the story. Ask them to create a new character (and corresponding instrument) for Peter & the Wolf.
Watch the video below to learn more about the program.
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev composed a symphony especially for children. A theater in Moscow wanted to produce a program to cultivate “musical tastes in children from the first years of school.”
Peter & the Wolf performances are coordinated by Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) and Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD).
VUSD serves 29 schools in Ventura and PVSD serves 17 schools in Camarillo.
On Thursday Jan 19th, at 10 am, VUSD students will attend the performance at Ventura High School Auditorium.
On Friday Jan 20th, at 10am PVSD students will attend the performance at Camarillo Community Center.