Youth Concerts 2012 Partial Peter and the Wolf

The Warren Symphony Society is committed to bringing the classical music experience to area youth. Symphonies will only survive long-term if we somehow expose youth to this music and create a lifelong interest.

Join us! Fill out this 2013 pdf form and return it to us via fax or mail  or fill out this online form to reserve your students’ seats for our 2013 concerts:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Warren Woods Community Theatre

Who Should Attend our Youth Concerts?

Our concerts are aimed primarily at 4th and 5th grade students, but children of all ages will find them engaging. Home School groups are most welcome. We provide educational materials that help prepare students for a rich, rewarding, and entertaining, inspiring— as well as educational— experience – See General Information, Activities, and Links below.


See last year’s program for an example of what WSO youth concerts feature. In 2012, the Warren Symphony Orchestra presented the following….

Youth Concert

Youth Concerts Series

Music Director Gregory Cunningham
The Warren Symphony Orchestra
presented two performances of

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:30 and 11:00 am


Peter and the Wolf was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. Peter and the WolfThe Symphony was commissioned for the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow. Prokofiev invented the story and wrote the narration himself, drawing on memories of his own childhood. The symphony introduces us to the orchestra, with instrument or group of instruments and their musical theme representing a character in the story: Peter by the strings, the bird by the flute, the duck by the oboe, the cat by the clarinet, the wolf by the horn section.

WSO Youth Concert Program
National Anthem John Stafford Smith (music)
Audience Sing-Along Francis Scott Key (words)
Raiders March From Raiders Of The Lost Ark John Williams
Peter And The Wolf Sergei Prokofiev
Music from Star Wars John Williams


We welcomed students from [expand title=””]cunningham_yp

  • Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart Band
  • Ashgrove Academy Homeschool
  • Beauchamp Homeschool
  • Bethany Christian School
  • Crothers Elementary
  • Huron Park & Patton Elementary
  • Macomb Christian Schools
  • Oak Hollow Christian School
  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
  • Peck Elementary
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • St Isaac Jogues
  • Todd Homeschool
  • Turtle Cove Academy
  • Warren Consolidated Schools
  • Woodland Park Academy

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General Information, Activities, and Links

[expand title=”Peter & the Wolf – The Story”]The story
Here you will find information on the story of Peter & the Wolf, as well as sound clips for each character.


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peter links and activities

Here you will find links to professional orchestras and other general musical websites, as well as puzzles & games.


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instruments of the orchestra

Here you will find an overview of the instruments in an orchestra, with activities.


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instrument families

Here you will find information about the four instrument families, along with accompanying worksheets.


[expand title=”General Youth Concert Information”]General info
Here you will find general preparatory information you will need about our youth concerts and introduction to our conductor and concert etiquette.


After the Concert…..

Hear the music again! [expand title=””]

If you’d like to buy a CD of pieces played at the concert, here are a few suggestions to hear other orchestras perform the same works:

  • Peter and the Wolf
    Children’s Classics: Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Britten Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony Classical
    This recording includes two other delightful works: “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” and “Carnival of the Animals”


  • Star Wars
    John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Sony Classical



We asked kids to enter the Coloring Contestcoloring context

Attention kids –  the crossword puzzle and coloring page for Peter and the Wolf  is still available!

The drawing is complete for 2012.  Kids sent their completed entry for a drawing to win a classical music CD and tickets to a Warren Symphony concert!  They returned your completed crossword puzzle and coloring page to:

Warren Symphony Orchestra
4504 East Nine Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091


The Warren Symphony Society is committed to bringing the classical music experience to area youth. Symphonies will only survive long term if we somehow expose youth to this music and create a lifelong interest. For close to four decades the Warren Symphony has been bringing youth concerts to thousands of elementary students.

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