»Peter and the Wolf« is an orchestral narrated story by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Its aim is to educate children’s musical taste from the very early age (4+). Originally, it is written for the orchestra, narrator and conductor. We decided to create version with reduced instrumentation, arranged for the woodwind quintet. The story is followed by a 3D animated movie and presents an original approach. Movie is created especially for this project.
Performance starts with a presentation of each instrument and is followed by the story told by the narrator and visualized by the animated movie. Conductor connects and synchronizes elements of music, storytelling and 3D movie, while children learn about instruments, colours of their sounds, enliven character of animals and world of the story through music. In this way they are developing imagination and creativity, while awaking all their senses.
This kind of a multimedia arrangement is economical, mobile, and in all aspects covers the idea and effects of the orchestral form. It is a unique media work that fulfills its educational purpose and follows media trends of the modern education.
The author of the movie is Logan Susnick (USA), a prominent editor and visual artist with vast experience gained through collaborations in various productions both in Europe and America.
The project was produced as a collaboration of the Cultural society Kvintart, wind quintet Quintologia, and Magnificanto Institute from Ljubljana.
Wind quintet Quintologia (Slovenia)
Narrator: Rok Kunaver (Slovenia)
Author of the animated movie – Logan Susnick (USA)
Conductor – M.Mus. Jelena Susnick (SRB/SLO)