This afternoon concert is the perfect introduction to the wind family of instruments and small ensemble playing through Prokofiev’s classic work, Peter and the Wolf. This symphonic fairytale uses a cast of vibrant characters and a charming story to introduce children to different woodwind instruments. A young boy named Peter disobeys his grandfather and climbs over the garden wall. When he encounters a wolf, with quick thinking and the help of his friends – a bird, a duck and a cat – Peter captures the wolf and it is taken to the zoo.
Other highlights of the concert include family favourites, from traditional folk songs and classical music to blockbuster movie themes and lively cartoon melodies.
THIS CONCERT WILL BE PERFORMED IN CANTONESE
About the Viva! Pipers
Chu Siu Lan, Venus, flute
Au Shuk Yee, Rita, clarinet
Wong Cho Ping, Rachel, oboe
Leung Tak-Wing, bassoon
Tam Heong Ieng, Edith, horn
The Viva! Pipers are an ensemble of talented musicians from Hong Kong who have received overseas training. The five wind players have received extensive training by the professional musicians from Musica Viva Australia to help them deliver quality educational performances to young audiences.
Since their founding in 2014, the Viva! Pipers’ performances have been carefully developed to showcase a range of musical styles, genres, and fun! As of July 2019, they have given over 80 performances at kindergartens and primary schools and visited more than 30,000 students.