Inventi Ensemble brings Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf to Kew Court House

Inventi Ensemble returns to the Kew Court House stage to entertain kids both young and old with their awe-inspiring arrangement of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on Thursday 12 July.

Bringing together Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians, Inventi perform their own interpretation of Peter and the Wolf through music and narration. With each character represented by its own instrument- the bird by a flute, the duck by an oboe, and Peter by the strings, this show is an exciting musical journey for all ages. Young audiences can expect a fun, dynamic and interactive show and of course, an exciting classical performance by Inventi Ensemble – a school holiday must-see.

In a fresh take on a well-loved classic, Peter and the Wolf is a musical tale written by Sergei Prokofiev that features a boy named Peter who lives with his grandfather in a forest. Finding it hard to settle in his new home, Peter meets a bird, a duck and a cat who he takes on an exciting adventure in the woods.

Well known to classical enthusiasts, Inventi Ensemble is a dynamic new chamber run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie and Melissa Docke. The duo is passionate about bringing classical music to life through their interactive children’s music performances and workshops. Inventi captures the imagination of its audiences through its reinvented shows such as Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of Animals; introducing children of all ages to instruments found within the ensemble.

Ben Opie and Melissa Doecke said, “We can’t wait for another great kid’s event at Kew Court House. After the huge success of our ‘Carnival of the Animals’ last year, we’re looking forward to bringing Inventi’s version of Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. This version is arranged for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and cello and as usual brings together some of Australia’s leading musicians.”

“The morning will be filled with games and activities and of course an exciting performance of Peter and the Wolf with Inventi style narration and participation from everyone there! Inventi kids events are always fun-filled, educational and entertaining, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

The fun experience will bring a new appreciation of classical music to children through the story-telling use of sounds told by symphonic instruments. Suitable for children ages 3-10 years old, this special performance at the historic Kew Court House is an exciting, educational and unique show not to be missed over the school holidays.

Inventi plays Peter and the Wolf
Kew Court House
188 High Street, Kew
Thursday 12 July, 11am
Tickets: $20/ $16 for Group 6+

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/inventi-plays-peter-and-wolf