Peter and the wolf
Peter and the wolfSala Pereda · Palacio de Festivales · 19:00 h
Pedro y el lobo
Sergei Prokofiev, composer
Enrique Lanz, scene direction, puppets and scenography.
Yanisbel Martínez, narrator
Murtra Ensemble, musicians
Marta Cardona, violín I
Andrea Talavero, violín II
Bernat Bofarull, viola
Amat Santacana, violonchelo
Blai Gumí, contrabajo
Alejandro Ortunyo, flauta
Joan Roca, clarinete
Pau Roca, oboe
Daniel Ortunyo, fagot
Jordi Guasp, trompa
Pere Cornudella, percusión
Enrique Lanz, Leo Lanz, Carlos Montes, puppeteers
Bernat Bofarull, musical coordination
Did you know almost all the arts come together in the theatre (music, painting, architecture, literature, sculpture, dance) to make one believe that every tale seems to be true? Well, this time it is the turn of Peter and the Wolf, a musical tale that Sergei Prokofiev composed for you. It is very simple but if you listen and watch attentively you will discover many things. I am going to give you a few hints: there’s an animal that can swim, another that doesn’t like water at all and runs through the meadow and another that can fly. The Wolf represents danger, the Grandfather experience, and Peter could be you. By the way, would you have done the same as he did? You´ll see how good it is when friends get together.
In real life, there are things that make us laugh while other things, for example when an animal has to eat another to feed itself, we don´t find so funny and they make us sad. Well, exactly the same thing happens in tales, and also in music. You’re going to hear the happy sounds on the flute for a bird and the mysterious sound of the French horns for the Wolf. Sergei Prokofiev made a meticulous work full of metaphors, simple in appearance and essential for introducing children to the orchestra. I do not think he put music to characters but rather characters to instruments. The physical characteristics of the instruments, their use in a classical orchestra, and not only their sound, have a lot to do with the character they interpret. Peter, our main character, is like the strings are to the orchestra, colourful and protagonist. The twisted French horns who, when they play, swallow the soft oboe are like the Wolf with the Duck. Or the great wooden bassoon as dry as the Grandfather.
Peter and the Wolf is an orchestral composition of enormous musical quality, friendly on the ear and an extraordinary tool, full of learning resources that we have rounded out by adding colour and movement.
During the concert, close your mouth and open your eyes wide so as not to lose a second. When it finishes, open your mouth to express your opinion and close your eyes to dream.