The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra directed by Dorothy Savitch returns to the Brooklyn Museum for its annual family concert with Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf.” Set within the galleries of the Brooklyn Museum, this unique interpretation tells the story of a young boy, Peter, who is taking an art class at the Brooklyn Museum. Unhappy with his work and feeling frustrated, Peter wanders through the museum. He meets a wizardly looking old artist who gives Peter a paintbrush to try out. Is it magic? Peter’s drawing of a wolf comes to life and bounds through the museum! The wolf leaps into a painting and Peter jumps after it! Special guest actor, musician and clown Andy Sapora will narrate. Images from the museum’s great collection will accompany the entire concert in a video created by Natasha Kermani.
In addition to this performance, there will also be a performance Saturday November 19 at 1pm.
Andy Sapora performs regularly as one of The Flying Karamazov Brothers and is a clown and facility supervisor with Big Apple Circus Clown Care Hospital Clown Program. He recently originated an additional, non-singing principal role in The Metropolitan Opera’s 2015 production of Pagliacci. He will reprise the role again in January of 2016. He is also a founding member of the comedy music troop, The Maestrosities and was co-host and co-founder of monthly variety cabaret tinyDANGEROUSfun. He has been performing on stage since he was 10 and street performing, juggling and clowning since he was 15. He has studied at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theater and at the Belgian National Circus School. He’s taken workshops and master classes with Keith Johnstone, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Steve Smith, Jeff Raz, Rick Davis and Ami Hattab. In addition to teaching privately he has taught theater, clown, improv and presentation at both The New York Circus Arts Academy and The Circus Warehouse. He’s also taught general circus skills and clowning with the outreach programs of Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil and The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. He lives in an embroidery factory in New Jersey with his wife and his two sons.
The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO) is a division of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, which has been serving the New York musical community for over a century.
Who are the members of the BCCO? One of us may be your child’s middle school art teacher, another may be your attorney, and another may even be your minister. At your local cafe, one of us may be on stage playing bluegrass, while another one of us serves you your coffee. We’re your neighbors and friends. We’re the BCCO.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tickets are non-refundable.