by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
The best way to get kids excited about classical music is to make it fun for them. And what can be more fun than the classic story of Peter & The Wolf where a young boy overcomes a big, scary wolf? And to make it more fun each character has his own instrument! The Guggenheim Museum is holding its annual event of ten performances of this children’s classic which is a part of the Works & Process performing arts series. (Read more after the jump).
The music, written by Sergei Prokofiev, will be performed by the Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by George Manahan. Fashion designer & TV personality Isaac Mizrahi will captivate the audience in his narration of this timeless tale. In the story, the wolf, who has swallowed the duck, is captured by Peter’s brilliant scheme with the help of his friend, the bird. All’s well that ends well when the hunters arrive to take the wolf to the zoo.
After the 30-minute performance the audience is invited to view an installation on the stage by renowned artist Will Cotton, in which the familiar characters are set within a kinetic gingerbread chalet inspired by Austrian Cuckoo clocks – Cotton’s largest painting to date. Click here for a sneak peek at the installation and an interview with Cotton about his inspiration for the art.
When: December 8-9, 2:30 and 4 pm
December 14-16, 2:30 and 4 pm
Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Enter via ramp at 5th Ave and 88th St.
How Much: $35 per person; $30 for members.
Click here to purchase tickets or call the box office (212) 423-3587 M-F 1pm-5pm
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 5, 3 and a newborn) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.