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March 6, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia Prepare to travel through the forest with a cast of adventurous woodland characters as Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin leads the Richmond Symphony through Prokofiev’s popular symphonic fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf, brought to life by Really Inventive Stuff’s Michael Boudewyns. This expressive take on the orchestral classic is sure to inspire and delight music lovers of all ages!
Peter and the Wolf was uniquely written as a symphonic fairy tale for children. This piece tells the story of Peter, an adventurous young boy, who defies his grandfather and ventures a little too far from his home in the woods. On his journey he is greeted by many animal friends who warn him of a wolf on the loose. Each animal is portrayed by a different instrument in the orchestra, making it a wonderful concert to use to introduce children (of all ages) to the symphony experience. Watch as your child delights in identifying the flute, oboe, string instruments, and more in this fun concert setting!
Join us an hour before the concert in Rhythm Hall, Dominion Energy Center for a special Pre-Concert Festival presented by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Sponsors will be presenting fun activities for kids of all ages, including a polaroid photo booth, to get concert-goers in the mood for the exciting tale of Peter and his wildlife friends! The festival begins at 10AM in the Dominion Energy Center. The family-friendly concert begins in the Carpenter Theatre at 11AM.
Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concerts are Sensory-Friendly and designed to create a performance experience where all audiences are welcome, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. An ASL Interpreter will be available at the Pre-Concert Festival and during all LolliPops performances.
Find more details at: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/peter-and-the-wolf/2018-03-17/
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514.ETIX.
The LolliPops Series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust. Pre-concert festivities are sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. The series media sponsor is Richmond Family Magazine. Special thanks to Yogibo for outfitting the Quiet Room at our Sensory-Friendly performances, and to Music & Arts for providing the instrument petting zoo.
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About the Richmond Symphony
Kicking off its 60th Anniversary Season in September 2017, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy live concerts and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 55,000 students and teachers each year. The Symphony was recently named one of 21 American orchestras selected as a leader in orchestra innovation by the League of American Orchestras through its Futures Fund Initiative. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit www.richmondsymphony.com.