West Coast Chamber Music

West Coast Chamber Music

presents

Peter & the Wolf

Holly Duff, Alan Crane (Directors of West Coast Chamber Music)

along with Ross Curran and Angela Brown, have adapted this presentation for tours in B.C. schools.

The score of this  musical folktale by Prokofiev recreated by West Coast Chamber Music, uses a variety of wind instruments (Ross Curran)  piano (Alan Crane) narration and percussion (Holly Duff). In this classic tale, Angela Brown brings to life each of the story’s characters through the use of dance, mime  pantomime, colourful body puppets, a rod puppet and a mask.

This is Holly, Alan and Angela’s third collaboration. They have also produced two storytelling performances  for theatre and schools with dance (modern and Renaissance) puppets and music,  based on French Canadian Folk Tales and told in a blend of French & English. Jean Pierre & the Old Witch and Golden Hair

 

Peter with the grandfather and the cat

peter&kidsm

The above videos are clips from their first presentation from WCCM’s concert series in 2011

In May of 2011, WCCM’s new show was premiered at the Langley Community Music School’s community day open house & as part of WCCM’s 2011 concert season. Both performances were hugely successful with much positive audience feedback.

Angela originally performed Peter & the Wolf with the Victoria Symphony as a solo work.

Peter & the Wolf

Angela co-produced Peter and the Wolf (solo) with The Victoria Symphony Orchestra  live with the orchestra on stage. During the show, Angela wore her large, expressive body puppets telling the story through dance, mime and pantomime.

Angela also  collaborated with the Symphony on another solo presentation  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

 Technical details

Length of Show: 45 minutes

Best Grade Suitability: K-4

Educational Value: Musical knowledge, Cultural enrichment, Literacy

Requirements: Piano

Contact: Holly Duff, Director, West Coast Chamber Music

hollyduff60@gmail.com

604-879-9959

Three Collaborations

This is Holly, Alan and Angela’s third collaboration. They have also produced two storytelling performances  for theatre and schools with dance (modern and Renaissance) puppets and music,  based on French Canadian Folk Tales and told in a blend of French & English. Jean Pierre & the Old Witch and Golden Hair

Jean Pierre and the Old Witch

 Golden Hair

Angela has  solo stage presentations of these performances as well  (see “Storytelling” tab).

“Harlequin plays a Trick”

This video is an opening for folktale: Jean Pierre with dance/mime piece.

The music is arranged by Holly and Alan.

The performance is “Commedia-style” the two characters represented in the video are

Harlequin and Pantalone.

Testimonials

“The combination of all three of the performers was extraordinary. Alan Crane and Holly Duff offered a solid classical music background to the performance, while Angela’s exceptional skills in mime, dance and theatre created an enriching interdisciplinary work for the young audience”.

Heather Duff, B.A., M.F.A. Artistic Director Vancouver Youth Theatre, Vancouver B. C.

 

“The performance was engaging and educational, mixing storytelling, dance, and mime, with piano and a variety of musical instruments. There were in depth, with appropriate explanations of the story being told demonstrating how each component of the performance worked together.”

Michael Bolianaz, Vice Principal, Van Horne Elementary School, Vancouver B. C.

 

“I took my two children, ages 4 & 6, to West Coast Chamber Music’s performance of Jean Pierre and the Old Witch, they loved the performance and they were in rapt attention for the entire concert.”

Rory O’Donnell, B.Mus. M.Mus. B.Ed

 

For reservations and mnfo: West Coast Chamber Music 604 879-9959