The award-winning Charlottesville High School Orchestra’s String Ensemble, directed by Laura Mulligan Thomas, will present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, January 20 at The Paramount Theater. Jamie Bernstein, author, narrator, and filmmaker, and daughter of American legend Leonard Bernstein will narrate the classic children’s symphonic fairy tale. The concert is designed for children of all ages and will be performed at 3:00PM. Tickets are $12 for children and $17 for adults. VIP tickets are $75 and include preferential seating, a copy of Ms. Bernstein’s bestselling book Famous Father Girl, and the opportunity to meet Ms. Bernstein and have your book signed following the performance. This show has sold out in previous years; advance purchase is strongly advised.
Specifically written as a symphonic introduction for children, Peter and the Wolf uses a narrator to present its iconic musical themes and rousing story, and the CHSO is thrilled to have Jamie Bernstein return to narrate.
Proceeds from the concert will go toward the award-winning Charlottesville High School Orchestra’s trip to Atlanta this spring, where they will compete in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival of Music. Children of all ages are welcome, and there will be an instrument “petting zoo” preceding the performance, where little ones can see how they size up next to a double bass, and get up close and personal with a variety of instruments and musicians.