It’s that time of year again when Isaac Mizrahi will be at the Guggenheim Museum, narrating Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf in an unforgettable performance. The 30-minute show is limited to nine performances only so be sure to get your tickets – it is not to be missed!
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn’t like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather’s will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.
I have attended the show for the past few years and it’s witty, clever and wonderfully set to Prokofiev’s irresistible melodies and catchy music. It’s recommended for kids ages 5 and up. The theater is relatively small and shaped like a semi-circle so you can see very well from anywhere.
When: December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 2:30 & 4pm
December 8 at 6:30pm
Where: The Guggenheim Museum
Peter B. Lewis Theater
1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC
(Enter theater at ramp at 5th Ave. @ 88th St.)
Price: $40 per person
To purchase tickets click here or call (212) 423-3575
Photos by Richard Termine
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for seventeen 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 10, 8 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.