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Saturday 19 January 2019

Far Flung Trio to tell tale of Peter and the Wolf

Far Flung Trio
Far Flung Trio

Peter and the Wolf will be performed by the Far Flung Trio at Whale Theatre on Saturday, January 12, at 3 p.m., with a gig by the Far Flung Trio that night at 8 p.m

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is a piece that appealed to the trio primarily because of the storytelling element - the narration will be undertaken by the musicians while playing.

It is also a piece full of enchanting melodies and rich textures to suit their instruments. 'Prokofiev's colourful orchestration has been fascinating to engage with, stimulating the imagination as we hope it will the audience's.'

It's a universally familiar tale, and suitable for children but also a sophisticated piece of music that will appeal to any age. Anyone familiar with the original will find it a rewarding new perspective on this much-loved gem.

The performance is about 60 minutes. The performance will include some educational introduction to the music and the instruments (violin, accordion and double-bass) and also some time for questions and answers with the artists.

The evening performance by the Far Flung Trio will be an irresistible musical programme that is virtuosic, eccentric and charming in its signature style.

The repertoire includes Bizet's Carmen, Rossini's Barber of Seville, jazzy tunes by Gerswhin and an original work by Irish jazz giant Ronan Guilfoyle.

For tickets to both performances go to whaletheatre.ie.

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