“Peter and the Wolf” to highlight Bach’s Literacy Series

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is hosting its second annual Bach’s Literacy Series, showcasing the classical orchestra work of “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev. Performances will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall.  

The event will feature musical instruments portraying the characters and a narrator that tells the story.

Cedarville students majoring in music education will act out the story through dance and mime. The choreography was developed by Shelby Hamrick, a senior from Westerville, Ohio. The students participating in the performance are members of the National Association for Music Education

The event is coordinated by Sandra Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of music history. She will be assisted by Carlos Elias, professor of music, who will conduct the symphonic orchestra and Rebecca Baker, associate professor of theatre, will be narrate the performance.

“Our goal, through the performance, is to share with the community the gifts and talents God has given to us,” said Yang. “We want to engage people and educate them in the arts and music literacy through the Bach Literacy Series.”

To register for this free event, visit cedarville.edu/bachliteracy.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.