Peter and the Wolves
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7 p.m.
Great Hall, Old Library
What if Prokofiev's beloved composition were fake news? The Bearded Ladies Cabaret's John Jarboe and Revolution Winds remove the quacking duck from the center of the cherished children's classic to explore intergenerational crankiness, propaganda, and the power of listening without listening.
- Text written and performed by John Jarboe
- Dramaturgy and outside eye, Mary Tuomanen
- Costume by Rebecca Kanach
Retrain your ears and explore the Russo-American songbook! No reservations or tickets are required. Cake will be served.
About Revolution Winds
Revolution Winds is reinventing classical music performance through meaningful collaborations and unique concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This Philadelphia-based group values performance as a celebration of special causes essential to human rights and protecting the earth. In August of 2018, Revolution Winds was honored to collaborate with GreenFaith in providing “wind” music for a special celebration inaugurating the off-shore wind farm near Block Island. In addition to musical activism, educational programing is a key component of Revolution Winds’ concert schedule—bringing classical music into the schools while also providing mentorship for musicians of all ages. This year Revolution Winds is excited to bring unique performances of the classic work, “Peter and the Wolf,” to schools in the greater Philadelphia area. Looking ahead to future performances, Revolution Winds is committed to performing new works by local, up-and-coming composers and arrangements of popular tunes to diversify concert programming and welcome new audiences.
About John Jarboe
John Jarboe (she/he) is a cabaret artist, director, writer, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. Jarboe is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Going back to the interdisciplinary roots of cabaret, Jarboe is transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance from her home in Philadelphia, making work that is insistent on its liveness and interactivity, work that will make you sing, dance, clap and question. He plays host to a community of cabaret misfits from around the world, trying to stitch together the history of and practice of a much needed form. She has performed at and created work for Joe's Pub, La Mama ETC, Performance Arcade NZ, Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, FringeArts, Wilma Theater, and The Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts among others.