Nova Night – February 23, 2021

MUSIC INSPIRED BY CHILDREN OR CHILDREN’S STORIES

Robert Harris, The Unruly Guest (Portraits of the Children of G. Stethem, Esq.), 1880

 

Join us at 7pm for an online discussion about orchestral music for or inspired by children’s stories, including Prokofiev, Ravel, Britten,  Saint-Saën, Tchaikovsky and more!

 Alan Ridout

Ferdinand for speaker and solo violin

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration by James Mayhew

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

 

 

 

 

Ravel: Mother Goose

 

 

 

 

Artist Antonio Roybal

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Jack Prelutsky / Mary GrandPré

 

Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” 

 

 

 

 

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker – Valery Giergiev – Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersberg

 

 

 

 

New Yorker, March 12, 1984

Haydn /L. Mozart – Toy Symphony

Ernst von Dohnany – Variations on a nursery song
For Piano and Orchestra – Andre Previn and LPO