WPI to Collaborate with Youth Ballet to Perform Peter and the Wolf at WPI and at the Hanover Theatre

February 25, 2014

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The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Orchestra and Ballet Arts Worcester are collaborating do two performances of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.


Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m., and Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. (snow date March 2).


The Feb. 26 performance will take place at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. The March 1 performance will be in in Alden Memorial on the WPI campus, 100 Institute Road, Worcester.


Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is a musical story that has enchanted millions of children since it was composed in 1936. The WPI Orchestra, the Youth Ballet of Worcester, and The Hanover Theatre will collaborate on a multi-disciplinary interpretation of the work. The project’s leadership creative team includes Douglas Weeks, coordinator of music at WPI and conductor of the WPI Orchestra, and Ballet Arts Worcester director Jennifer Agbay.

Other Information

Troy Siebels, executive director of the Hanover, will be narrator for the Feb. 26 performance at the Hanover Theatre. WPI interim president Philip B. Ryan '65 will narrate the March 1 performance at Alden Memorial.

The Alden performance is open to the public and free to WPI students with an ID and children 12 and under. Adult admission is $12, and $10 for senior citizens.

The 10 a.m. Hanover performance is on sale to both school groups and families. For Hanover performance tickets and information, contact 508-791-3233 or balletartsworcester.com.

Prior to Peter and the Wolf, the WPI Orchestra will perform Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite and Russian Easter Festival Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.