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Tuesday, October 31, 2000

"SSO Performs Peter and the Wolf† November 19

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury State University performs Sergei Prokofiev's enchanting musical tale of Peter and the Wolf Sunday, November 19, in a special all-ages concert that will open the SSO's 2000-2001 season.

This Sunday afternoon concert at 4:30 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium is designed to introduce young listeners to the orchestra, but the timeless tale and classic music will appeal to all music enthusiasts. The performance, during SSU’s 75th anniversary, marks the 15th season for the SSO. Following a brief musical preface to familiarize young people with the orchestra, Dr. Thomas Elliot and the orchestra will highlight the instruments that play parts in Peter and the Wolf. These include the string section, which represents the boyish enthusiasm of Peter; the French horn section, giving ominous voice to the wolf; the low, noble bassoon as the grandfather; an English horn as the duck; and the lilting notes of a flute for the fluttering bird.

"Prokofiev's music is quite adult, but the story appeals to children. When you mix the two, you have one of those unique occasions when both parents and children can enjoy a concert," said Elliot, conductor and music director of the SSO. "Children get very mesmerized by the instruments."

SSU Theatre Director Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer will be the guest narrator, dramatizing the story of danger and excitement that Prokofiev wrote to accompany his score. The performance will last about 45 minutes.

SSO Gold Pass patrons receive free admission to this concert, as they do with the other three concerts in the 2000-2001 season. Peter and the Wolf tickets are $10 adults, $5 children 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door, or in advance at Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council ticket outlets (Peninsula Bank and Bank of Delmarva branches). For information, please call 410-548-5587.

 

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