Palm Beach Symphony partners with ballet company for “Peter and the Wolf”

Posted on: November 4, 2015

“700 school children. That’s how many will attend each of the three free shows of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf the Palm Beach Symphony and Ballet Palm Beach will perform this month,” writes Jan Sjostrom in Wednesday’s (11/4) Palm Beach Daily News (Florida). “The half-hour shows feature 14 dancers and 22 musicians. [Symphony Board President Dale] McNulty is an old hand at playing narrator. He’s narrated the symphony’s schools performances of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals for the past three seasons. This is the first time the symphony has played a schools concert at the Four Arts [performance venue].… The opportunity came up when a puppeteer who had performed the Four Arts’ annual schools show for many years retired. Peter and the Wolf was one the children’s favorites. The symphony, whose Carnival of the Animals also combined dance and music, was a natural choice to carry on the tradition.… The Four Arts shows filled up in six minutes after reservations opened up in August.… The Eissey [theater at Palm Beach State College] show also sold out. ‘It opened our eyes to the possibility of doing even more shows,’ said David McClymont, the symphony’s executive director.”

Posted November 4, 2015