NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina’s department of performing arts will offer two performances of Prokofiev’s classic symphony “Peter and the Wolf” on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.
Performances will be given at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/Salvecasino or by calling 866-811-4111.
“Peter and the Wolf” was written in 1936 for a children’s theater in Moscow. Prokofiev invented the story and wrote the narration himself, drawing on memories of his childhood. He constructed the music as a child's introduction to the orchestra, with each character in the story represented by a different instrument or group of instruments. The moral of the piece still delights children to this day.
Dr. Joseph Ceo, adjunct faculty member in Salve Regina’s music department and the artistic director of Musica Dolce professional chamber orchestra, will oversee the orchestration of this production. Ceo first produced and conducted “Peter and the Wolf” with Musica Dolce two years ago.
For this production, Salve Regina students are involved in creating both the choreography and scenic projections used during the performance. Alumna and Newport resident Pat Toppa will read the narration during the performance. The orchestra is made up of a combination of students, community members and professional musicians.
“Peter and the Wold” will be the first Salve Regina-sponsored production at the newly renovated theatre. The Casino Theatre is located at the back side of the International Tennis Hall of Fame property.
More information about department of performing arts events, call 401-341-2250 or visit www.tinyurl.com/Salvecasino.