Renowned Classical Musicians and Radio Announcer to Perform at Museum

From the snow-covered birch forests of Russia all the way to the waterfront of Gig Harbor, Harbor History Museum is delighted to announce upcoming performances of the beloved Russian children's tale and symphony, Peter and the Wolf, by composer, Sergei Prokofiev, on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy living deep in the woods with his grandfather and a bevy of animal companions. Although Peter and his friends want to go exploring the nearby meadows, Peter’s cautious grandfather warns him to stay within the garden gates—a terrible wolf is at large! But although Peter and his friends return to the safety of the garden, they find themselves facing the dangerous creature all on their own. The tale’s themes of clever resourcefulness and bravery are timeless, but the tale is also well known for its role in introducing classical music to children.

The opportunity to enjoy a rendering of this lively story is cause for plenty of excitement, but the Museum is doubly pleased to welcome acclaimed conductor, Christophe Chagnard, who will lead an ensemble of musicians, and Classical KING FM’s Sean MacLean as narrator for the performances. Audiences will delight in these world-class performers as they bring the characters to life through music and words.

“This will be a performance to remember,” says Katharine Hensler, Harbor History Museum’s Executive Director. “We are simply thrilled for the opportunity to host such a treasure. A collaboration with such esteemed musicians is an honor of ours and we’re very excited to be able to share it with the community.”

The Museum will host performances of this family-friendly show at 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, February 20th. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample authentic Russian tea and treats along with the performance. Tickets will be $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $25 for children ages 3 through 12. Admission for children 2 and under is free. To purchase tickets, visit the Museum's website or contact the Front Desk at 253-858-6722.

For more information about the performances, contact Alphild Dick, Marketing and Events Coordinator, at 253-858-6722 ext. 5 or at alphildd@harborhistorymuseum.org. For more information about Harbor History Museum, visit Harbor History Museum’s website at www.harborhistorymuseum.org. Find the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.