On March 7, Susanna Mälkki conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in a children’s music-themed concert. The program will include Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a symphonic fairytale that uses a cast of vibrant characters and a charming story to introduce children to some of the different instruments of the orchestra, with narration by Satu Sopanen and Eija Ahvo. Following is Debussy’s Golliwog’s Cakewalk, one of six movements from Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite that he dedicated to his daughter Emma.
Completing the program is Georg Malmstén’s Lasten liikennelaulu, known as the prefix of the chorus Always remember in traffic, and Leroy Anderson’s The Typerwriter, a short composition of light music that features an actual typewriter as a percussion instrument. The performance will be broadcasted live on March 7 beginning at 18:30 via Helsinki Kanava, and it is part of the Helsinki Philharmonic Godchild Project program. Learn more about the Godchild Project here.