PORTLAND — For its second Discovery Concert of the season, The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present Peter and the Wolf with special guests from the Portland School of Ballet CORPS program and narrator WCSH-TV anchor Caroline Cornish. The performance will be held one day only at Merrill Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

The highlight of the concert, conducted by PSO Assistant Conductor Norman Huynh, will be the ballet performance. Narrated by Caroline Cornish, Peter and The Wolf is an exciting tale of a boy’s brave battle with a wolf. Defying his grandfather’s instructions, Peter and a clever bird go hunting to capture the wolf. The audience will laugh and cheer along with the story, delighting in the beautiful costumes of the dancers and the joyful and exciting story.

The concert will open with Tchaikovsky’s charming Nutcracker Suite, followed by Stravinsky’s The Firebird, before concluding with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

Conductor Huynh hopes attendees will let their imaginations loose at the concert. “The audience can listen to how these composers created exciting stories through their compositions. ‘What do flowers sound like when they waltz, and how are ghouls and heroes portrayed in the Infernal Dance from Firebird?’ I hope people will be inspired to contemplate questions like these during the Discovery Concert.”

Doors open at 1 p.m. for musical fun including games, crafts, and a hands-on instrument petting zoo.

Tickets are $10 and are available at 207-842-0800, www.porttix.com or at the box office at 20 Myrtle St., Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

More information can be found at portlandsymphony.org.


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