Colourful concert in Luqa in the run-up to carnival

‘Festa fil-foresta’ to be held on February 4
The event’s poster

Festa fil-foresta, a colourful concert for children featuring their favourite forest animals and more, is being held in the run-up to carnival at Teatru Metanoia in Luqa on February 4 at 10.30am.

The Banda Sant’ Andrija, under the direction of Michael Pulis, will perform Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev and The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, with special musical arrangements for band.

The Carnival of the Animals is a humorous musical suite of 14 movements, including The Swan and The Elephant, while Peter and the Wolf is described as a ‘symphonic tale’. In the latter, a narrator tells a children’s story, which the orchestra illustrates by using different instruments to play a “theme” that represents each character in the story.

A performance of The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Original texts have been translated into Maltese and the performance is being set up together with students from St Ignatius College Luqa primary school.

Stephen Mifsud will be the narrator of Peter and the Wolf and there will be animation by Ryan and Maria Galea. Alex Vella Gregory is the artistic director.

Disney’s animated version of Peter Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf was narrated by David Bowie.

The young audience members are encouraged to dress up as animals or any other carnival costume. At the end of the concert, the children will be given a memento.

Entrance is free. Bookings can be made on 9986 7533.

The event is supported by the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme, an initiative managed and administered by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS).

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