CMU musicians to perform ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Children of all ages can enjoy Colorado Mesa University Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Peter and the Wolf” in a benefit concert for Western Slope Center for Children.

Events related to the performance will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St. There will be an instrument petting zoo, cider and treats for kids, face painting and door prizes. Prize drawings for kids will be at 7:15 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The first half of the concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Romero and Juliet Overture,” according to a new release from the university.

“It will also showcase the winners of this year’s Concerto Competition: Chris Arroyo singing the aria ‘It is Enough’ from the Oratorio ‘Elijah’ by Mendelssohn; and Cody Krieger performing Robert Ward’s ‘Saxophone Concerto,’ ” the release said.

Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” which features various instruments of the orchestra representing the different characters in the story, will be the highlight of the second half of the evening. Student dancers, choreographed by Melonie Buchanan Murray, will dance the parts of the characters in the story. Jeremy Franklin will be the narrator.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling 248-1604.



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