Encore! Kids: Peter and the Wolf
Welcome to Peter and the Wolf!
I’m the Conductor of the Carolina Philharmonic, and I invite you to discover the magic of the symphony orchestra. On May 1, 2018, we will gather in Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School Auditorium – a symphony orchestra of over 50 musicians and over 1,250 students – to make music together. The orchestra will also tell the magical story of Peter and the Wolf. It will be awesome! As you prepare to sing, clap, and even dance with the orchestra, you’ll realize how much the sounds of the symphony orchestra already form a key part of how you experience music and art, as well as movies like Harry Potter.
Along the way, one of the instrumentalists from the orchestra will come to visit your class and see how you’re progressing. This is an adventure and a challenge for all of us, and I look forward to meeting you at the finish line!
David Michael Wolff, The Carolina Philharmonic
Resources for Teachers and Parents
Click here for resources to help prepare your kids for the concert experience.
What to expect: The Concert Experience
Intro to Richard Strauss' Zarathustra (listen) Click here to listen on youtube
Twilight – Encore! Kids Theme Song * (sing)
Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
(listen and watch)
What Does the Fox Say?" * (sing and dance)
Encore! Lean on Me *
* These three songs require preparation in Music Class.
2018 Encore! Kids Art Contest
During last Encore! Kids concert on May 1, 2018, students were asked to paint pictures in their imaginations of the characters and scenes from "Peter and the Wolf" as they listened and then later draw a picture of one of the characters or scenes from the story, or from the larger concert, whether with a pen/pencil/crayons/watercolor/paint, and on the same sheet of paper write what song or part of the concert they liked best, and if possible, why.
A few Carolina Philharmonic volunteers assisted in the selection of the top three art pieces for each participating schools (see below), and three most outstanding and heartwarming pieces among all schools.
We congratulate and appreciate all students and teachers for participating!
Carthage Elementary Music Teacher: Luke Arno
Episcopal Day School Music Teacher: Lisa Gessner
Sandhills Classical Christian School Music Teacher: Mary Rush
The O'Neal School Music Teacher: Lisa Gessner
Westmoore Elementary Music Teacher: Beth Massey
West End Elementary Music Teacher: Rebekah Shamberger
West Pine Elementary Music Teacher: Ann Cockman