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Essay: Prokofiev’s “Peter & the Wolf”

If Sergei Prokofiev had composed nothing except “Peter and the Wolf,” he would have left a sizable mark. The work has helped introduce generations of children to the instruments of the orchestra and the concept of telling a story through music, fulfilling the goal Prokofiev set for himself in 1936. Although this particular narrative, also […]

Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: 1. Ask your students to stand in a circle. Tell them that you are all going to become the engine of a racing car and that they are going to make the sound of the engine. 2. Ask your students to make the sound of an engine waiting at a traffic light. (Note: […]

GP at the Met: Hansel and Gretel

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson, Emily Nonouchi Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New […]

GP at the Met: Hansel and Gretel

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck Librettists: Adelheid Wette; English translation by David Pountney Production: Richard Jones Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Performers: Alice Coote (Hansel), Christine Schäfer (Gretel), Philip Langridge (The Witch), Rosalind Plowright (Gertrude), Alan Held (Peter), Sasha Cooke (The Sandman), Lisette Oropesa (The Dew Fairy) Synopsis: The second season of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone Director of Production: Daniel B., Greenberg Director of Digital Strategy: David Hirmes Creative Director: Nicholas Miller Technical Director: Brian Lee GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2008 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

Biography: Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel, who has led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances, became music director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2002. His appointment came 60 years after his debut with the orchestra at Lewisohn Stadium, then the orchestra’s summer venue. As music director, he has conducted seven World […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

About the Orchestra

Chris Lee The New York Philharmonic, founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. It currently plays some 180 concerts a year, and on December 18, 2004, gave its […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

Introduction

The New York Philharmonic’s historic concert in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang premieres via satellite, with Music Director Lorin Maazel leading the orchestra in Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin,” Dvorák’s “Symphony No. 9” (“From the New World”), and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the […]

Organizers for Students

The following link will pop up a new window. The new window will contain a Student Organizer or Activity sheet for you to print out. Anticipation Guide Gathering Points of View