Featuring Michael Boudewyns of "Really Inventive Stuff," narrator
Glinka: Overture to "Russlan" and "Ludmilla"
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
The third concert in our Classics Series is a story time set to music, which includes a traditional presentation of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and is juxtaposed with a unique, visually translated performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”
“Boys like Peter are not afraid of wolves!” Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of boy vs. wolf comes roaring to life with the SOST and a vaudeville-inspired performance by actor Michael Boudewyns from theater ensemble Really Inventive Stuff. The orchestra portrays each character with different instruments -- flutes flutter like a bird, clarinets stalk like a cat, and horns glare like a big hungry wolf.
Boudewyns has been presenting a playful storytelling with orchestras across the country since 2004. Combining the traditions of vaudeville and classic theatre with a generous sprinkling of child-like enthusiasm, he creates skillful and unique performances for all ages, while keeping the music in the spotlight. Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "immensely like-able" and "using simplicity as a form of genius," this performance is guaranteed to engage and inspire imaginations of all ages.
We bring the traditional performance of a classic back in with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Brahms’ final essay in the symphonic form, this piece is a culmination of beauty, lyricism and form. “All pieces to me tell a certain story,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton, II. “You can really hear that story from Brahms in this piece.”
Mr. Boudewyns’ appearance made possible in part by:
*Join Maestro Tipton for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. from the Julie Rogers Theatre stage. Pre-concert lectures made possible by a gift from Dr. & Mrs. Russ Schultz.