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Family Festivo at Town Park July 23
Friday, November 12, 2010

A free musical performance starring local children and the Music in the Mountains festival orchestra will be performed Thursday, July 23, in Town Park beginning at 11 am. Music in the Mountains sponsors this free outdoor community concert called “Family Festivo” for families and kids of all ages.

After the performances, a free lunch with dessert will be served. During and after lunch, a variety of free games will be spread out throughout the park for children to enjoy until 2 p.m.

This event is provided to the community through the generosity of the premier sponsors, Al and Marti Bledsoe, Colorado Council for the Arts, Rocky Mountain PBS, Town of Pagosa Springs and those who attend the annual Music in the Mountains benefit each summer. Supplies also have been donated by The Springs Resort, Scott Strategic Investments, and A&P Tents.

“Peter and the Wolf” will be the performance presented and Clifford the Big Red Dog will make a special appearance, courtesy of Rocky Mountain PBS.

“Peter and the Wolf”

This famous musical work was created by Russian composer Sergi Prokofiev to teach his children about the symphony. Each character is represented by an instrument or instrumental family.

Peter is a little boy who lives in Russia on the edges of a meadow with this grandfather. Beyond the meadow is a deep, dark forest that intrigues Peter while his grandfather warns him of the dangers within. Peter’s curiosity is too strong and he ventures out into the meadow beyond their home.

In the meadow, Peter meets the bird and the duck who argue about flying versus swimming. A cat lurks and stalks the fowl. Grandfather finds Peter in the meadow and warns him of the wolf that lives on the edges of the great forest. Peter says that he is not afraid of wolves! A wonderful chain of events unfold as the wolf leaves the forest for the meadow, Peter returns to the meadow once more and hunters are tracking the wolf.

Children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult. Also, for safety’s sake, please leave your pets at home.