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The forest if calling

By Maria Gregoriou

After introducing us to fairytales via music in February, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (CySO) is once again giving us the chance to see how tales of wolves and magic remote-controls can jump off the page and into the air by musical notes on Thursday in Limassol, Friday in Nicosia and Larnaca on Saturday.

The orchestra will perform Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. It will be narrated by Cypriot actor Petros Georgadjis and the man directing the music will be Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the CySO Alkis Baltas.

Each of the characters in the tale is represented by a different musical instrument or instrumental group. Prokofiev himself wrote the text of the story, which goes: Peter enjoys the beauty of nature in the company of a duck, a cat and a bird, until a wolf appears. So go along and see if it has a happy ending.

Prokofiev is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. His visits with his two sons to performances at the Musical Theatre for Children in Moscow seem to have inspired him to write this musical tale for children.

After Prokofiev’s work, the Orchestra will hold a musical surprise for its young friends, entitled The Magic Remote-Control.

Peter and the Wolf and the Magic Remote-Control
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will put on a performance for children. October 8. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 6pm. €5/3. Tel: 22-463144
October 9. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 6pm
October 10. Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Larnaca. 5pm

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