Peter & The Wolf, Carnival of the Animals

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Peter & the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals – Symphonic fairytales by Prokofiev & Saint-Saëns & Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

An orchestral experience that will captivate the imagination! Don’t miss this special evening with the Hawke’s Bay Orchestra.

Young and old, all audiences love Prokofiev’s delightful adventure in music, which helps children identify different instruments of the orchestra with Peter and his animal friends.

Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” features each animal in its own descriptive song, including the royal march of stately lions, hippity-hopping kangaroos, lumbering elephants, and a graceful swimming swan.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is an ingenious construction on the most famous four notes in Western music history: the short-short-short-long motif with which the Fifth Symphony begins. Beethoven would have said, “fate is knocking at the door”.

Saturday Dec 12th, 7pm at the Napier Municipal Theatre


Saint Nicolas – A Family Christmas Concert

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Saint Nicolas – A Family Christmas Concert featuring Britten’s Oratorio and Messiah Highlights

Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas oratorio tells the tale of the legendary bishop and secret gift-giver now known across the world as jolly old Saint Nick! Britten’s energetic and fun filled piece will be paired with exuberant Messiah highlights, including Handel’s iconic Hallelujah Chorus – a Christmastime favourite!

This spectacular concert features over 130 local performers, including Project Prima Volta (PPV) and Graduate soloists, the PPV Junior chorus, Napier Civic Choir and Hawke’s Bay Orchestra.

Friday Dec 11th, 7pm at the Blyth Performing Arts Centre

Sunday Dec 13th, 2.30pm at the Napier Municipal Theatre