2016 - 2017 Schedule

Brits & Yanks

March 25, 2017

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM


2017 - 2018 Schedule

Stars of Tomorrow

November 4, 2017

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

Holiday Concert

December 9, 2017

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

An Evening at the Opera

February 17, 2018

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

Peter & the Wolf

February 2018

An Evening at the Movies

March 24, 2018

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM


On February 27 & 28, 2017, 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 27 at 9:30, 10:40 am and 11:50 am

Tuesday, February 28 at 9:30, 10:40

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: email Cathy Worcester at symphonyofthesouthwest@gmail.com. Specify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of dates and times and how many people (children and adults) will be there. You will be notified which performance you are scheduled to attend and added to the ushers’ list.

Seating is by order of arrival only.


Peter and the Wolf