Project Description

Quintroversy Woodwind Quintet

Peter and the Wolf – Performance

In this adaptation of Prokofiev’s enchanting tale, the audience hears how a flute can become a bird, a clarinet becomes a cat and how through music and teamwork, Peter can save his friends from the big bad wolf. With their instrumental playfulness, Quintroversy and their hilarious narrator redefine classical music for a new generation, inviting young imaginations to take part in this timeless story in a fun and open atmosphere.  Recommended for Grades K-6.

Babar the Elephant – Performance

Babar the Elephant is an introduction to the fabulous world of classical music through the musical retelling of Jean de Brunhoff’s beloved Histoire de Babar by French composer Francis Poulenc. Through Babar, children learn to recognize instrumental sounds and moods, and hear the difference between melody and accompaniment. Musical selections include Jacques Ibert’s Allegro from 3 Pièces brèves and a few scenes from Christopher Ball’s Comic Scene. Recommended for Grades K-3.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

  • Music as a means to create mood and characters for storytelling
  • Versatility of woodwind instruments

Booking Details

School Fee: $915 + HST
Audience: 350
Grades: K-6
Language: English, Bilingual
Availability: Limited Year-Round

About Quintroversy Woodwind Quintet

Quintroversy is a Toronto-based woodwind quintet. The group was formed with the mission to introduce classical music to young people. All five instrumentalists were exposed to classical music at a young age and have made music their passion, as well as their career, performing in solo, chamber and orchestral settings.

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