ABOUT THE BALLET
Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a musical symphony for the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow in 1936. He composed the tale of "Peter and the Wolf" with characters personified by their own musical instrument.
Source: Creative Discovery Museum
Dancers from Ballet Tennessee will present "Peter and the Wolf" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. Arts manager Liza Blair said children of all ages will find the ballet delightful. "The musical portrayal of Peter and the animals is appealing to children," she said. "What makes it such a classic is it's a simple story with animals and great music." The performance is free with museum admission ($9.95). The program is part of the museum's ArtsLive programming that connects kids with visual and performing artists.