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Peter & the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Prokofiev's traditional score performed by the WSO and for the first time a jazz version of the same music by the New England Jazz Ensemble directed by Walter Gwardyak with Saint-Saëns's best-known works featuring two pianos with Fabio and Gisele Witkowski.

Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf will be featured at the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra’s Friday’s evening performance. Prokofiev's traditional composition will be performed by the symphony and narrated by Mayor William Dickinson. A jazz composition of Peter and the Wolf will be premiered by the New England Jazz Ensemble. Saint-Saëns's best-known works, will feature two pianos with Fabio and Gisele Witkowski, for a return engagement at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on the Choate Rosemary Hall campus.

The concert is dedicated to Fred Ulbrich, a jazz lover and friend of the symphony.

The Wallingford Symphony consists of a 48-piece ensemble of professional musicians, led by musical director Philip Ventre. The orchestra is celebrating its 40th season, performing throughout the year. A portion of Friday’s performance will be played before Wallingford school children, during school hours on Friday.

The New England Jazz Ensemble is a jazz orchestra comprising regionally based artists. The group features original and contemporary jazz arrangements and compositions. Much of the band’s material is generated by the ensemble’s members and is led by musical director, Walt Gwardyak.

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Take Note  We morn the passing of Elizabeth Mushinsky Mitchell (view memorial page) and are establishing a permanent recognition in the Elizabeth Mushinsky Mitchell Concertmaster Chair. Sympathy contributions to the Mitchell Fund or general symphony support can be given through JustGive.org.

   As the WSO enters its 40th season, you are cordially invited to attend gala musical performances under the baton of founding Music Director Philip T. Ventre.

Reception The Orchestra is dedicated to bringing quality music to the Town of Wallingford andsurrounding communities. In addition to our concert series, the WSO presents Uria & Johanna Fishbein Memorial Children's Concerts and coordinates an annual competition for young string players throughout Connecticut that is sponsored by the Polly Shulga Noonan Fund.

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Society

P.O. Box 6023
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203)697-2261

WSO Board of Directors President
Carl Rodenhizer

Supported by CCCT

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism


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