Peter and the Wolf

At Riverway Arts Centre on 14th April 2014 at 3:00pm

Featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and John Williams’ music from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Narrator: Alan Cooke

Peter and the Wolf
In 1936 Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by Natalya Sats and the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow to write a new musical symphony for children. The intent was to cultivate “musical tastes in children from the first years of school”. Intrigued by the invitation, Prokofiev completed Peter and the Wolf in just four days.


Featuring our guest conductor Andrew Ryder

Andrew has conducted the Barrier Reef Orchestra for several concerts, including the Queens Gardens concerts in collaboration with AFCM, BRO goes to the Movies, World Music Concert celebrating Townsville 150 and a BRO children’s concert featuring Peter and the Wolf. Andrew has also been rehearsal conductor for many concerts. When not on the conductors’ podium, Andrew leads the BRO horn section.
Click on Andrew Ryder's photo to see the full biography.

Music Programme

Sergei Prokofiev

  • Peter and the Wolf

John Williams

  • Music from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Concert Programme:

Click on the image above to view a PDF of the printed concert programme.