In a performance provided by Young Audiences of New Jersey, the Phoenix Woodwind Quintet will perform “Peter & the Wolf” at the Barnegat library branch, 112 Burr Street on Thursday, February 25th at 7 p.m.
Accompanied by an actor/storyteller who uses masks and mime, the instruments of the quintet are the “voices” that tell the story of Peter and his animal friends.
“The Phoenix Woodwind Quintet’s musical telling of this timeless tale is a wonderful introduction to instrumental music,” Laurence Capo, director of Young Audiences said. “Children learn how music creates moods and the difference between melody and accompaniment.”
Young Audiences of New Jersey brings the arts to New Jersey children from all backgrounds, enhancing their formal education with dance, music, theater, literature and visual arts. Each year, our teaching artists advance the education of more than 500,000 New Jersey school children, pre-k to 12th grade, through artist residencies, performance-demonstrations and workshops.
Community arts programs and professional development for teachers are also provided by Young Audiences’ professional staff.
Young Audiences of New Jersey is this state’s leading arts education resource and one of the 34 nationwide chapters that together constitute the country’s foremost arts education provider, Young Audiences, Inc., recipient of the National Medal of Arts. The more than 4000 programs provided annually by Young Audiences of New Jersey are fully or partially funded with support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State; The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Charitable Trust; The Prudential Foundation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.; The J. Seward Johnson Sr. Charitable Trusts; and The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.
This program is free and open to the public. Register online at the library’s Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephoning the operator at (609) 698-3331.