The Reilly – Lady Bug: Action Hero & Peter And The Wolf

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 29, 2015

PAMELA CALERO, Executive Director  pcalero@ocalasymphony.com

MICHAEL J. ROBERTS, Press/Media Director  mroberts@ocalasymphony.com

(352) 351-1606 (Office)

(312) 810-2076 (Cell/MJR)

OCALA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & DANCE ALIVE FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS PROKOFIEV’S PETER AND THE WOLF & LADY BUG-ACTION HERO AT THE REILLY ARTS CENTER SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 3PM

(DEC. 29, 2016; OCALA, FL.) The Ocala Symphony Orchestra and Dance Alive National Ballet present a unique double-bill fit for all ages! The first half of the program showcases your Ocala Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev’s tale of young Peter and witty attempt to capture the big bad wolf. On the second half of the program, Dance Alive National Ballet’s incredible dancers tell the delightful story of a brave little lady bug who is “small in size, but big of heart” and her mighty efforts to save her forest friends. A wonderful message for children and a perfect first ballet to experience. This performance is sponsored in part by Florida Credit Union.

PETER AND THE WOLF & LADY BUG-ACTION HERO plays Saturday, January 16, 2016 @3pm at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, Florida, 34470.  Tickets are $15-$25 Adults/$5 students and can be purchased online at Reillyartscenter.com; by calling (352) 351-1606; or in person at the Reilly Arts Center On Site Box Office, Mon –Fri from 10am-2pm.

PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev; Ocala Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthew Wardell.

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, for narrator and orchestra, was first commissioned in 1936 by the Central Children’s Theatre.  Prokofiev himself wrote the text telling the story of a young boy who manages to capture a vicious wolf. The work most noteworthy for its didactic scoring, constructed by Prokofiev to introduce children to the sounds of orchestral instruments as each character in the story is represented by a different instrument: the grandfather by a bassoon, the bird by a flute, the duck by an oboe, the cat by a clarinet, the wolf by three horns, and Peter by the strings. Peter and the Wolf has long been a classic, loved by children for its vivid storytelling, and by adults for its gentle sense of humor and good-natured tunefulness. I

DANCE ALIVE’S LADY BUG: ACTION HERO

The delightful story of a brave little lady bug who is “small in size, but big of heart” and her mighty efforts to protect her forest friends from the evil hunter and the wicked wasp and save the beautiful Love Bird. From a wonderful story to incredible dancing—you will never view dance the same way again. This is a wonderfully interactive performance with children clapping to the music, cheering Lady Bug, booing the evil hunter, and slapping hands with the dancers as they join the children in the audience.  Everyone comes away feeling good and the teaching opportunities are infinite. The story deals with supporting and protecting friends; valuing what is different, valuing and protecting the animals and insects in an ecosystem; protesting and taking action against bullies and best of all, presents a strong female hero. LADY BUG: ACTION HERO delivers a wonderful message for children and a perfect first ballet to experience.

ABOUT THE REILLY ARTS CENTER:

The Reilly Arts Center opened in the Fall of 2015 creating a hub for cultural and community events in the heart of downtown Ocala. Experience the arts or your next special event within the walls of the historic venue. Nestled in Ocala’s historic Tuscawilla Park the RAC boasts a fully renovated 709-stadium seated auditorium with state of the art acoustics and is the permanent home to the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Visit www.reillyartscenter.com and our Facebook page for more information on our upcoming shows and offerings.

REILLY ARTS CENTER

500 NE 9TH ST

OCALA, FL  34471

 (352) 351-1606

 

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