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Hudson Concerts for Kids

May 5, 2020 at 10:45 am

The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s popular Concerts for Kids series returns with Peter and the Wolf at the First Congregational Church in Hudson.

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Hudson Concerts for Kids

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Date:
May 5, 2020
Time:
10:45 am
Cost:
$6
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Venue

First Congregational Church
47 Aurora Street
Hudson, OH 44236 United States
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Phone:
330.535.8131

The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s popular Concerts for Kids series returns with Peter and the Wolf on May 5 at the First Congregational Church in Hudson. This 45-minute performance is geared toward children ages 2-6 and features live music by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eric Benjamin.

Peter and the Wolf has become one of the most popular pieces of children’s music ever written. The charming tale of a young boy’s adventures in the meadow behind his grandfather’s house tells a story while teaching children about recognizing musical themes. In addition to Peter and the Wolf, the concert will feature a variety of popular, age-appropriate pieces of classical music.

A ticket is required for every person through the door, regardless of age. Tickets are general admission and cost just $6 for children and adults. All attendees sit on the floor during the performance.

Note: All programming subject to change.

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General Admission$6.00

Magical Theatre Company

Magical Theatre Company is the only professional resident and touring Theatre for Young Audiences in Northeast Ohio. For more than 40 years, Magical Theatre Company has brought the magic of theatre to thousands of children. We’ve attracted designers, actors, producers and directors whose credentials have been established from Broadway to Hollywood. We are committed to presenting theatre performances at our home, the historic Park Theatre in downtown Barberton, and on the road. Children not only watch our shows, but get involved in our shows! (Learn more at magicaltheatre.org)

Did You Know?

Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has been recorded more than 400 times in 12 different languages. This symphonic fairytale uses a cast of vibrant characters and a charming story to introduce children to some of the different instruments of the orchestra. (Source: classicfm.com)

Over the decades, Peter and the Wolf has been performed by virtually every orchestra and conductor and has also attracted an endless list of narrators, including an impressive number of A-listers from virtually every field, among them Sting, David Bowie, Patrick Stewart, John Gielgud, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Boris Karloff, Jack Lemmon, William F. Buckley, Captain Kangaroo. (Source: pbs.org)

Prokofiev was commissioned by the Moscow Children’s Theatre to compose a piece for children’s theatre. He chose as his subject the story of a boy and his animal friends capturing a wolf. In the story’s telling Prokofiev assigned each character a musical instrument or class of instruments. The bird was identified with a flute, the cat with a clarinet, the duck with an oboe, Peter’s grandfather with a bassoon, the wolf with horns, and the hunters with percussion. Peter himself was given the entire string section and a jaunty lighthearted melody. (Source: britannica.com)

About the Musicians

Eric Benjamin, Conductor

Eric Benjamin is Associate Conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Akron Youth Symphony. Active as a composer and arranger, Eric’s works have been performed by orchestras nationally. Eric is a committed educator and has taught music at the elementary, secondary and college level.

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