Antoine T. Clark, artistic and music director of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, directs the orchestra. The orchestra will accompany Sarah Hixon Dance in their production of “Peter and the Wolf” September 14-15. (Submitted)

‘Peter and the Wolf’ at McConnell Arts Center Sept. 14-15

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Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, Sarah Hixon and her dance company, Hixon Dance, will present Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at the McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street, Columbus, OH) with music provided by the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Both performances will be at 3 p.m.

You can hear a brief interview with Hixon about the forthcoming production, embedded above.

The production of Peter and the Wolf is one of two Young Person’s Concerts that the center is presenting as a part of their 2019-2020 season. The other will be Discovering the Orchestra, slated for performance on Sunday, March 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. This production will seek to introduce young audiences to the orchestra, and will include Columbus-based composer Christopher Weait’s new children’s work, Up and Down the Orchestra. In addition, an excerpt of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major will be performed.

This center’s Masterworks Series; Amplified: Do More than Listen, Hear Our Voices, focuses attention on compositions of well-known composers in the orchestral repertoire, while highlighting the voices of minority and women composers from the past and present. Three concerts in the masterworks series, Voices Past and Present (Sunday, November 24, 2019, 3 p.m.), Voices of Hope (Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3 p.m.), and Voices of Freedom (Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3 p.m.), will provide a musical journey full of discovery. Inspiring life stories and soul-stirring music will connect ears, hearts, and minds to the voices of both well-known and underrepresented composers within the world of classical music.