Some of my fondest childhood memories are of going to the theatre with my mum. I remember clearly going to see Dot and the Kangaroo (and winning a prize – score!) and attending a musical performance of Peter and the Wolf (I must have been 4 years old, tops).
Since that time, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has been one of my favourite pieces of classical music and it makes me feel so happy hearing it.
If you haven’t heard of it before, Serge Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf “A Fairytale with Music” (incidentally the first symphony for children) in 1936. It’s a narrative symphony about a boy (Peter) and his animals as they encounter a wolf from the nearby woods.
Here’s a ‘taste’ of the music, with some lovely animation as an added bonus:
And now it’s my turn to take my little Miss Nearly 5 to see it with the divine Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performing it at Her Maj in July. I was well chuffed to find our tickets arrived today.
Anyway I’m making a ‘thing of it’ and have found this absolutely gorgeous PDF puppet theatre from Sarah Jane Studio’s that we will make up before hand to play with after the show (PS Sarah Jane is one of those brilliantly inspired people know how to make things – clever cookie).
We are also booked in to see the Wizard of Oz in Ballet as well as the Gruffalo’s Child – weeeeeee.
So much fun. How lucky we are……