Two hundred primary school students from six different districts of Vienna spent several weeks taking an in depth look at Igor Stravinsky's "Petruschka". They presented their colorful lineup of contributions in a program on March 16, 2018, in the Glass Hall of the Vienna Musikverein.
Everything was included in the presentation, including pantomime, dance, song, visual arts and even musical contributions by professionals. Excerpts from the composition were performed by Philharmonic musicians Thomas Hajek, viola, and Oliver Madas, percussion, together with pianists Veronika Trisko and Johanna Gröbner. The highlight of the project will be a visit to the dress rehearsal of the composition under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada on April 5, 2018.
It is great to have an opportunity to introduce the children to classical music. And aside from all the intensive work with my class, it was also personally enriching for me. Now I know Petrushka better than all of my favorite operas! Thank you again for the perfect total package of teacher workshops, learning materials, school workshops and rehearsal visit.