Peter and the Wolf

One-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts

Sunday, January 30 at 3pm
North Community High School
1500 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, February 6 at 3pm
Church of St. Matthew
490 Hall Avenue, St. Paul, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Matthew Abernathy, conductor
Jake Endres, narrator
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips, performer

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – African Dance from African Suite, op. 35

John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme

Gioachino Rossini – Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)

Sergei Prokofieff – Peter and the Wolf

These special 1-hour concerts of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra begin with lively dance music from British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s African Suite. Matthew Abernathy conducts music composed by John Williams for the 1984 Olympics and Gioachino Rossini’s brilliant overture to La Gazza Ladra, the twenty-first of the Italian master’s thirty-nine operas. The family-friendly program concludes with Chadwick “Niles” Phillips and Jake Endres joining forces with William Schrickel and the MSO to recount Russian composer Sergei Prokofieff’s charming tale of a young boy’s ingenuity, Peter and the Wolf.