Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

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For nearly nine decades, kids have discovered the symphony orchestra through Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf—the tale of a young boy who captures a menacing wolf with the help of his animal friends! As the charming story is narrated, the music vividly illustrates the adventure with different instruments representing each character—from the chirping bird played by the flute, to the grumbling grandfather depicted by the bassoon, to Peter’s own heroic melody singing out in the strings.

And in a delightful twist, audiences will get to hear from the duck’s perspective following Peter’s success in besting the wolf. It’s not easy being stuck inside a big, scary wolf for that long! Created by author Ruthie Prillaman and composer Andrew Maxfield, What About the Duck? is a captivating (and brand-new) sequel that tells … the rest of the story! 

Follow along with the stories through the music AND through accompanying illustrations projected above the orchestra! The artwork, commissioned by the Utah Symphony, was created by Claire Taylor and Kevin Lu specifically for this concert.

All Family Series performances are roughly 60 minutes–perfect for excited and wiggly bodies under 10!



Kids have the chance to try their hand at the flute, violin, and more at our Instrument Petting Zoo held in the lobby before the performance.

Also, find the hidden wolves around the lobby (snap a picture before they run off!), and don’t forget to pick up an activity guide made especially for this musical adventure.




Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Family Series SponsorLDS Foundation