Kinderkonzerts | The Amarillo Symphony



Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

Appropriate for Teachers & Students: K – 2nd grade

Returning October 2024!

Children’s imaginations will run wild as the story of Peter and the Wolf comes to life in Prokofiev’s beloved work through music and dance. Students follow the tale of Peter and his animal friends on a musical adventure, getting to know the instruments of the orchestra at the same time. Each character in this musical fairy tale is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. Experience the beautiful tapestry of orchestral color that reflects our own unique voices and personalities.

NEW to the project this 2022 season is the visual/dance component provided by LanDance Ballet Studio (from The Edge), with choreography and costuming by Stephanie Parker and Mark Lanham.

Attendees will:

  • Experience a live orchestra performance with ballet choreography and staging.
  • Practice active listening skills, aurally identifying the instruments of the orchestra by timbre.
  • Connect musical themes with the characters to experience how music tells the story and reflects the corresponding moods and actions, complete with live dancers to represent each individual.

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX 79101

$2.00 per person

TEACHER RESOURCESDownloadable PDF with the following…

  • Story of Peter and the Wolf, complete with –
    • Character Maps so students can use clues from the story to…
      • develop a list of character traits for each character
      • predict what each character’s musical theme may sound like
      • WRITE observations, using elements of music and other musical vocabulary, OR younger students can use MOVEMENT to share what they noticed
    • Audio recording of Peter and the Wolf (via YouTube), complete with –
      • Individual instrument demonstrations where students can…
        • compare & contrast their predictions vs. observations
        • match an instrument/instrument family to a particular character
      • Track 1 – Introduction
        • Bird (0:17 – 0:30) – Played by the Flute (woodwind family)
        • Duck (0:33 – 0:50) – Played by the Oboe (woodwind family)
        • Cat (0:53 – 1:12) – Played by the Clarinet (woodwind family)
        • Grandfather (1:17 – 1:40) – Played by the Bassoon (woodwind family)
        • Wolf (1:44 – 2:02) – Played by three French Horns (brass family)
        • Peter (2:06 – 2:26) – Played by the Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses (string family)
        • Hunters (2:32 – 2:39) – Played by the timpani (percussion family)

Also, enjoy the Peter and the Wolf coloring book, complete with music samples, story excerpts, and other activities.

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