Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Connects with Kids, Presents Peter and the Wolf

Looking for something different to do with your Indianapolis kids this weekend? Want to introduce them to something new, expand their horizons and see them engage with Indianapolis music? Head to Hilbert Circle Theatre Sunday, April 18 for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Peter and the Wolf. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra brings this classic tale to life in a new and different way for Indianapolis kids. Watch the film as the renowned Indianapolis artists of our Symphony Orchestra play the score, live!

Suzie Templeton wrote and directed this short Polish British Norwegian stop motion animation film, released in 2006. Peter and the Wolf is based on the classic Russian folk tale and set to music written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. On the edge of a vast Russian forest, where wolves still roam as kings of the food chain, a little cottage lies. There lives Peter with his grumpy Grandfather, who will not let Peter go into the forest. Peter and his lovable Duck friend are hanging around the yard, when a bird with a broken wing arrives, urging them to venture into the dark woods. After stealing the keys to the gate from his Grandfather, Peter ventures into the unknown.

After a lovely time of exploration and games in the forest, Peter finds that he has made a whole host of new friends: Cat, Bird and Duck. But when Peter’s Grandfather awakes to find Peter missing, he ventures into the forest to bring Peter home. But one Wolf has different plans for Peter, his Grandfather and his new found friends. Find out what happens at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this Sunday, April 18.

Video: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra does Peter and the Wolf, Indiana

The 2006 film offers a new twist on an old classic, with beautiful and intricate animation from the Oscar winning team at BreakThru Films International. The combination of live classical music with old world folk tale promises to be an interesting and exciting Indianapolis event. Introduce your Indianapolis kids to the power of both story and music at this concert designed just for kids.

On top of wonderful programing like this, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers other amenities and activities to help families connect and grow. Arrive early for the hands on Music Explorer, where kids get a chance to see and touch the musical instruments up close. Head to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s website (listed below) for additional resources including a Family Resource Packets and additional information about the making of Peter and the Wolf.

After the concert treat your kids to a stroll around Monument Circle and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Indianapolis downtown. Or a snack at any of these great Indianapolis restaurants. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis culture to Indianapolis sports and more. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, April 18 at 2:30 pm

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN