Opening the World of Music to the Young and Young at Heart: The Fort Collins Symphony Performs Peter and the Wolf Family Concert

Jan 11, 2024 | Member News

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Friends of the (Fort Collins) Symphony invite children and their families to a live performance of the favorite symphonic classic, Peter and the Wolf, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the Timberline Church Main Auditorium. The Fort Collins Symphony–under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney–and dancers from Canyon Concert Ballet– will breathe life into the adventures of Peter and his animal friends.

 

Ukrainian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote this musical tale in 1936 as a way to introduce children to the sounds and instruments of an orchestra. Young Peter, with the help of his grandfather and local hunters, saves his animal friends from a ferocious wolf. All of the characters are represented by different instruments: the twittering bird is played by the flute, a noisy duck by the oboe, a sneaky cat by the clarinet, the dangerous wolf by the French horn, the grandfather by the bassoon, the hunters by the timpani, and Peter by the strings.

 

In addition, the Symphony will play composer Russell Peck’s The Thrill of the Orchestra. Written in 1985, this work demonstrates the imaginative sounds that an orchestra can make both collectively and as individual instruments. This magical one-hour concert will delight children, parents, grandparents, and the young at heart!

 

To learn more about Peter and the Wolf, please access the Fort Collins Symphony’s demonstration videos and activity guide. All are available at FCSymphony.org/Peter.

This annual Family Concert is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony (FoS), a support organization of the Fort Collins Symphony and its educational outreach initiatives. In addition, the FoS members provide monetary support and volunteer hours for many of the Symphony’s concerts and educational programs.

 

Event Tickets/Details

When: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Timberline Church, Main Auditorium, 2908 S. Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Cost: $5 child, $10 adult

Tickets and more information: FCSymphony.org/Family or by calling the Lincoln Center Box Office at 970.221.6730 (Noon to 6 PM, Tuesday – Saturday) or LCTix.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Timberline Church on the day of the concert.

 

About the Fort Collins Symphony
The Fort Collins Symphony has been an integral part of Northern Colorado’s cultural fabric since 1923 when visionary violinist Editha Todd Leonard established the Fort Collins Community Orchestra. In 1950, conductor Will Schwartz transformed the orchestra into the fully-professional Fort Collins Symphony that we know today. Now in his 21st season, the FCS is led by Music Director and Conductor Maestro Wes Kenney.

The Fort Collins Symphony’s 100th Anniversary Season is dedicated to the memory of long-time board and FoS member John E. Roberts.

Peter and the Wolf Sponsors:  Friends of the Symphony, Anonymous, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, David & Alison Dennis, Mary & Paul Kopco, Timberline Church, Lee & Ken Thielen.

Youth Education Series Sponsors: David & Alison Dennis, Dudzinski Family Fund of the Community Foundation, The Fan Foundation, Flood & Peterson, Gary & Carol Ann Hixon, Marty & Scott Marsh, the Poudre School District.

FCS Season sponsors: Arts Without End, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, David & Alison Dennis, Lyric Cinema, National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ed Siegel, and Dr. Peter Springberg.

Media Sponsors: CO Sound 105.5, KUNC 91.5 FM, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio FC, North 40 News.

For more information, please contact Jeremy D. Cuebas, Marketing and Communications Director

via email: [email protected] or at 970.482.4823