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Please note this version of Peter and the Wolf is orchestrated for string quintet
Stories Set To Music with Dance

Toscana Strings introduce the string family to the audience and the concept of ballet.

The audience is divided into seven groups; 

Peter, Bird, Duck, Cat, Grandfather, Wolf and Hunters (in the original it’s the gunshots that are represented on timps, but we will use hunters as they appear in the final procession)


Toscana Strings play each character’s music and then Laura teaches each group a movement/mime that represents their character.

All the children (directed by Laura) and Toscana Strings then practice the finale.

Toscana Strings and Laura perform the story of Peter and the Wolf.

During the finale Laura gets the children to stand up and directs them to do their dance/movement.

These concerts last approximately 40 minutes and we can perform up to six in one day.

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Have a listen to the extracts below. Each character in Peter and the Wolf is represented by a different theme or motif.
Discuss or write down how each characters musical theme represents them.
PeterPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:20
WolfPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:30
HuntersPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:20
BirdPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:15
GrandfatherPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:20
CatPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:21
DuckPeter and the Wolf
00:00 / 00:16
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