Neil Gaiman narrates Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, January 16, 2010 ~ 7:00pm
World Financial Center: Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281
Lower Manhattan’s own professional classical music ensemble, The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, continues its second season with a new twist on a classic work and a world premiere! Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s classic, Peter and the Wolf , is given new life when special guest Neil Gaiman, winner of the 2009 Newbery Award and author of Coraline, narrates this tale.
The evening proceeds with the world premier of … And Bold to Fall Withal (The Voyage of Henry Hudson) composed by Gary S. Fagin for tenor and chamber orchestra. The work celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s sail into New York Harbor and features Jason Danieley who was described by The New York Times as “the most exquisite tenor on Broadway.”