GO TO THIS: New World Symphony is performing the classic kids tale of “Peter and the Wolf” with two performances on Sunday, March 31. The show, a “symphonic fairy tale for children,” is the perfect introduction to various orchestral instruments for kiddos ages 4 to 9.
WHY TO TRY IT: Emily Estefan, the daughter of the Gloria Estefan, will narrate the story of Peter, a boy so eager to know what’s beyond the garden wall that he disobeys his grandfather and climbs over, despite any danger that might lurk on the other side. On his adventure, he encounters a wolf. And with the help of a bird, duck, and a cat, he … well, you’ll have to see the show to find out what happens next.
The tale comes to life with instruments from the orchestra representing the animal characters in the story. The bird is a flute. The duck is an oboe. The cat a clarinet. The wolf is “played” by French horns and Peter by the strings.
MOST SURPRISING FACT: “Peter and the Wolf” is a worldwide classic! It has been recorded more than 400 times in at least 12 languages by many iconic celebs, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Sophia Loren, Sting, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Bernstein, and President Bill Clinton.
HOW TO TRY IT: Tickets, which start at $20, are nearly sold out for both New World Symphony performances. Miami Children’s Museum and other kid-focused groups will be on hand with pre-show activities for kids. Arrive an hour early for your best chance to get in on the action.