Concert 2 artwork 2016-17-01

Annual Family Concert
The Big Bad Wolf

Date: December 11, 2016
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Tsai Performance Center at Boston University

William Schuman
Newsreel in 5 Shots (1942)

Bernard Hoffer
Nocturne: The Timber Wolf (2016) WORLD PREMIERE

Andy Vores
Big Bad Wolf (1996)

Paul Patterson
Little Red Riding Hood Song Book (1994)
…. WBZ-TV’s Eric Fisher, Narrator
     Boston City Singers, Joshua DeWitte, Director

Khoi Le, NEP Young Artist Competition Winner
Will perform the first movement of Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

The NEP’s 40th anniversary season continues with a visit from the Big Bad Wolf. The annual family concert features Paul Patterson’s Little Red Riding Hood Song Book and unveils another side of the hooded one you won’t find in the classic fairy tale we’ve all come to love. For this piece the NEP will be joined by the Boston City Singers and WBZ’s Eric Fisher as our narrator. Andy Vores’ Big Bad Wolf and Bernie Hoffer’s Nocturne: The Timber Wolf – a world premiere – give us two very different looks at a complex character. Finally, William Schuman’s Newsreel in 5 Shots takes us on a whirlwind tour around a race track, a fashion show, a tribal dance, the zoo, and finishes with a grand parade. The afternoon will also showcase Khoi Le, the winner of the NEP’s 22nd Annual Young Artist Competition, an instrument petting zoo from Johnson Strings, and a gift drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons.

The NEP will be hosting a Cradles to Crayons Gift Drive at this concert. Please consider bringing new, unwrapped clothing or gifts for a child aged 0-16. The folks at Cradles to Crayons are gearing up for a record cold winter and need help with hats, gloves, coats and waterproof boots for kids of all ages, so we hope you’ll keep that in mind. THANK YOU!