CONCERTS FOR KIDS 2016!
Illinois Symphony Orchestra presents Peter & the Wolf with the Magic Circle Mime Company
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 10 AM | Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL
Grades K-6 | Tickets: $6 per person
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Alastair Willis will be joined by the Magic Circle Mime Company to unite concert orchestra with visual theater for the classic children’s story of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The Prokofiev classic becomes an exciting theatrical and musical experience in this fifty-minute production. The narration is replaced by movement and the concert hall becomes the scene of action as the conductor's assistant (Peter) tries to capture a vicious wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. With the help of the musicians, good triumphs over evil and the concert ends in victorious celebration.
Magic Circle Mime Company performs with virtually every major orchestra in North America and has performed on numerous occasions with the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg; the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra; and on more than half a dozen occasions at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra. They have a growing reputation outside of North America including performances with orchestras in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is proud to welcome the highly acclaimed Magic Circle Mime Company!