Peter and the Wolf By Sergey Prokofiev

Enjoy this classic symphonic fairy tale in English, Hebrew, Mandarin or Russian. The half-hour performances will be led by San Francisco Ballet conductor maestro Ming Luke. Kids will have a fantastic time before or after the concert with a mask-making workshop and an instrument "petting zoo."

Peter & the Wolf, Cover of a book published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, Illustrated by Peter Malone


Peter and the Wolf is a composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. It is a children's story (with both music and text by Prokofiev), with a narrator accompanying the orchestra. Each character in the story has a particular instrument associated with it: the bird is a flute, the duck is an oboe, the cat is a clarinet, the grandfather is a bassoon, the wolf is a French horn, the hunters are a woodwind theme with gunshots on timpani and bass drum, and Peter is the string instruments.


Don't know the story? Read it here.

Children dressed as a Peter and the Wolf character will receive a special prize!

About Ming Luke
In constant demand as a conductor, pianist and educator, Ming Luke is known for his energetic performances. This past year alone he has worked with ensembles in Moscow, London, Vienna, Salzburg, the Czech Republic and the U.S. Locally, he has worked with the San Francisco Ballet, Opera San José, Sacramento Opera, Napa Regional Dance Company, Sacramento Philharmonic and Napa Valley Symphony. More about Ming Luke

Dates: Sunday, February 10
Times: 12:30–1:30 PM (English narrated by Susanne Pari)
2:00–3:00 PM (Mandarin narrated by Derek Tam)
4:00–5:00 PM (Russian narrated by Boris Vladimirsky)
5:00–6:00 PM (Hebrew narrated by Ilan Vitenberg)
Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall

$15 Members & students | $15 children ages 14 & under | $18 Non-Members

$20 at the door

Contact: (650) 223-8699