final performance of Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season taking place on
Sunday, we close our 54th season. We thank all of our patrons and
supporters for this amazing season that included A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the Wolf. We look forward to the 2015-2016 season, which will include La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland) and Ballet Director's Choice...
In Colorado Ballet's upcoming production of Peter and the Wolf, each
character in the story has a particular musical instrument and theme in
Prokofiev's familiar musical score. In the ballet, the Bird is the
flute, the Cat is the clarinet, the Duck is the oboe and the Grandfather
is the bassoon. Other characters have multiple instruments, for
example, Peter's theme is made up of string instruments including the
violin, viola, cello and bass. The Wolf's theme is played by French
horns and the Hunters are woodwind instruments, with a few percussion
instruments including the timpani and bass drum. ..