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“Peter and the Wolf” comes to the North Shore

September 20, 2011

Symphony by the Sea, North Shore’s professional classical orchestra, will present a special family concert on Saturday afternoon, November 26, 2011 at Abbot Hall in Marblehead.  Programmed especially for adults and children during the Thanksgiving weekend, the centerpiece of the concert will be a performance of Prokofiev’s beloved “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s weekly news quiz show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”.  Following the concert, children and their parents are invited to meet the players and “pet the animals” featured in the performance. “We are pleased to present a program that introduces classical music to young audiences,” says Isa Zimmerman, Board President of Symphony by the Sea, “and thrilled that Peter Sagal has agreed to be our narrator”. She continues, “We extend an invitation to his North Shore audience…and their children and grandchildren…to join us for what promises to be an extraordinary event.”

This concert will be Peter Sagal’s first appearance on the North Shore, after sold-out appearances with “Wait, Wait” in Boston’s Wang Theater, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and venues across the country. One of NPR’s most listened to features, with a weekly audience of nearly 3 million listeners; the show is heard locally on WBUR and WGBH and is available on a popular weekly podcast. Peter spent his growing-up summers on the North Shore, is an ardent Red Sox fan, and is a graduate of Harvard University. More about Peter can be found at

Led by Maestro Don Palma, Symphony by the Sea launches its 31st season this year, performing a three-concert series at both Abbot Hall and at Governor’s Academy in Byfield.  Palma is a faculty member at the New England Conservatory and a founder of the world famous Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.   This is Palma’s fourth season with the Symphony, having had an outstanding reception by players and audiences this past year. . In a review of the January 2010 string concert, Lyle Davidson of The Boston Musical Intelligencer said: “Donald Palma led the strings of Symphony by the Sea with attention to detail, skill, and artistry that is hard to find”. Speaking of a forthcoming concert, Davidson went on: “Make the trip and give yourself and a friend (or your whole family) a present to be long remembered”.

Tickets for both “Peter and the Wolf” and for the regular season can be purchased on our website Tickets may also be purchased at The Book Rack in Newburyport and at Arnould Gallery and Carmen’s Jewelry in Marblehead.


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