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Flint Symphony Orchestra 2021 Season Opener
Stravinsky's "Pulcinella" Suite &
Prokofiev's "Peter and The Wolf"
LIVE-STREAMED EVENT
Flint, Mich. – The Flint Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2021 season on Saturday, February 6, with music for the entire family. Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite is charming, witty, and fun, and Sergei Prokofiev’s most popular performed work, “Peter and the Wolf,” is enchanting for kids and adults alike.
 
At the current time, under restrictions in the Michigan Safe Start reopening plan, FSO will not be able to perform for a live, in-person audience. Instead, for the first time, the concert is being offered virtually as a live-streamed event. The “pay-what-you-wish” event is available on demand for 30 days beginning February 6. For more information, visit the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s website at www.theFSO.org/live.
 
Even though people may not be able to join the symphony in person, organizers promise viewers will still love this fantastic season opener from the comforts of their own homes, according to Cathy Prevett, FSO’s Operations Manager. Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” was written for a one-act ballet with the same name based on Commedia dell'Arte (an art form characterized by improvised dialogue and a cast of colorful characters). Prevett calls the music beautiful, entertaining, and enjoyable.
 
Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and The Wolf” also has the elements of excitement and fun, explains Prevett. A corresponding instrument in the orchestra represents each character of this tale: the bird by a flute, the duck by an oboe, the cat by a clarinet playing staccato in a low register, the grandfather by a bassoon, the wolf by three horns, Peter by the string quartet, the shooting of the hunters by the kettle, etc. Prevett will be narrating the famous story.
 
The FSO staff remains hopeful it will have a live audience in Whiting before the end of its season in June.
 
Purchase tickets at www.thefso.org/live. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333, M-F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC is to changing lives through a lifelong continuum of music, dance and theatre, the Flint Institute of Music includes the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Repertory Theatre. A professional orchestra led by world-renowned music director and conductor Enrique Diemecke, the FSO enjoys a more than 100-year history. The FSPA is the eighth largest community arts school in the U.S. and provides outstanding music and dance opportunities for all ages and abilities, and offers tuition assistance. Flint Rep is a nationally-acclaimed, award-winning resident theatre company and drama school, providing inter-generational, live theatre arts since 1957. A nonprofit organization, the FIM receives support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. www.thefim.org
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