Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

  • Classical Music
  • Catalina Foothills High School
$50 – $88 Buy Tickets

Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf makes a welcome return. Originally written for a young audience, the piece has long delighted audiences of all ages. The TSO was highly impressed by Xavier Muzik’s work through the 2022 Earshot collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra, and immediately commissioned this new work having its world premiere. Mussorgsky’s stormy Night on Bald Mountain, inspired by the Russian legend of revels taking place on St. John’s Eve is followed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, often thought of as his most classical. Though small in scale and length, it is full of the composer’s characteristic irony and wit.

Plan Your Visit

  • Individual event tickets go on sale August 1, 2024.

  • This concert is available as part of a Masterworks Series Subscription. The Saturday matinee is also available as part of a Create Your Own Subscription.

  • This concert is expected to last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission.

  • This concert will be preceded by Concert Comments, a pre-concert talk, beginning one hour before each performance.

Music Notes

  • Night on Bald Mountain featured in Walt Disney’s 1940 animated movie, Fantasia.

  • In 2023, Xavier Muzik won the 3rd annual Emerging Black Composers Project prize, to write a work for the San Francisco Symphony.

  • The critical reception of Shostakovich’s ninth symphony was mixed, with Soviet critics split on their verdict. In one of many purges during the Stalin era, the symphony was banned from performance for 7 years.