Weekend pick: Fresno Philharmonic’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’
In lieu of the Fresno Philharmonic’s scheduled Masterworks concert for Sunday, Jan. 16, the orchestra is instead offering a free, live-streamed concert designed for family audiences. It will be accessible at 3 p.m. (and thereafter) on YouTube and at fresnophil.org.
Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” is narrated by local actor Mark Standriff, which will certainly lend a theatrical flair to the proceedings. The selection will be complemented by two additional pieces, according to the orchestra:
We open our program with Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ colorful and energetic “Ocho por Radio.” Viet Cuong’s “The Wild Woods” provides a prelude to the tale of Peter from the perspective of the young boy’s grandfather.
Rei Hotoda conducts.
The Masterworks concert was canceled because of the increase in Omicron cases. The orchestra had planned to release the “Peter and the Wolf” concert later in the season as part of its Young People’s Concert series. It was recorded last year.