Peter and the Wolf

On February 24 & 25, 2020, the Symphony of the Southwest continues its’ decades-long tradition of presenting live performances of Peter and the Wolf for elementary school children.

Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 and originally performed for a children’s theater in Moscow. Prokofiev used four different instrument families (strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion) to represent the characters in the story.

There will be live narration of the story and a demonstration of the individual instruments on stage prior to the performance.

Peter and the Wolf is a delightful way to introduce children to music and the instruments of the orchestra.


Monday, February 24 at 9:30, 10:40 am

Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30, 10:40 and 11:50 am

Location: Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Cost: Free

Each performance will last 30-40 minutes.

To reserve seating: Click on the link to open the fillable registration form, complete the form and email it to  You will be notified which performance you are scheduled to attend and added to the ushers’ list.

Seating is by order of arrival only.