An orches­tra that cried ‘Wolf’

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - JEFF MCNEILL

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? The Manawatu Sin­fo­nia hopes no one, and that Palmer­ston North fam­i­lies come to hear ‘‘the Wolf’’ in con­cert on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

To make it eas­ier to en­joy fam­ily favourite Peter and the Wolf and other pop­u­lar clas­sics, en­try for fam­i­lies to the Sin­fo­nia and Manawatu Youth Orches­tra com­bined con­cert is by do­na­tion.

‘‘We want fam­i­lies to come and en­joy the fan­tas­tic sound and mu­sic of a real live orches­tra,’’ con­duc­tor Isaac Hen­der­son said.

‘‘Mu­sic is for ev­ery­one, and we don’t want the cost to be a bar­rier.’’

Many peo­ple know Prokofief’s Peter and the Wolf, a clas­sic fam­ily piece with its grumpy grandpa, ditzy duck and brave hunters, each played by a dif­fer­ent mu­si­cal in­stru­ment.

He has kept to the theme dur­ing the rest of the con­cert with other an­i­mal-in­spired mu­sic.

‘‘ Car­ni­val of the An­i­mals is an­other clas­sic peo­ple love. But it has an edge of satire un­der the tune,’’ Hen­der­son said.

The Youth Orches­tra is also play­ing New Zealand Kiwi com­poser An­thony Ritchie’s Un­der­wa­ter Mu­sic, in­spired by band, The Mut­ton Birds.

‘‘We have a great pro­gramme, a large orches­tra and no ex­pen­sive ticket – what’s to be afraid of?’’

Manawatu Youth Orches­tra and Sin­fo­nia com­bined con­cert is at 3pm Satur­day, Au­gust 20, Sal­va­tion Army, 431 Church St.

Com­bined Manawatu Sin­fo­nia and Youth Orches­tra mem­bers re­hears­ing ‘‘Peter & the Wolf’’.

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