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“Peter and the Wolf”

The concert features an uplifting program of works that will both delight and inspire. The centrepiece of the concert is Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. This much loved classic has captured the imaginations of children and young people the world over through the wonderful integration of storytelling and music. The work, narrated by actor, Gareth Richards, tells the story of a young hero Peter who, along with his animal friends, spend a lovely afternoon at a meadow, a wolf however, is lurking in the shadows of the woods….. With the characters in the story represented by different instruments of the orchestra, this work is the perfect introduction to classical music for children.

The other major work is the World Premier of the Piccolo Concerto The Wanderer by Armidale composer, Matthew Minter, performed by soloist, eminent flautist and piccolo player, Lamorna Nightingale. Lamorna is a champion of new Australian music and is at the forefront of the industry as a performer with Australia’s leading orchestras and a member of the ground-breaking Ensemble Offspring. The dazzling and beautiful concerto, inspired by the beauty of New England, will be a highlight of the program.

Conductor: Mathew Minter; Beethoven Egmont Overture; Minter Piccolo Concerto ‘The Wanderer’; Soloist: Lamorna Nightingale; Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf; Narrator: Gareth Rickards.

May 14, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 – $60
0499 505 726
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Auditorium (2nd floor), Armidale Teachers’ College
Cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets
ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 Australia
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