Orchestra Children's Concert

Wesleyan University Orchestra Children’s Concert: Our Favorite Childhood Fairy Tales

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their tenth annual children’s concert under the direction of Visiting Instructor of Music Britney Alcine. Before our beloved fairy tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and others were made into films, they were ballets and operas. These were the ways composers like Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Humperdinck, and more were able to tell the stories we all know and love today. Come hear the Wesleyan Orchestra play selections of pieces telling these stories and others.


Overture to La Cenerentola, Gioachino Rossini

Aladdin, Op. 34: Seven Pieces, Carl Nielsen
     1. Oriental Festival March
     2. Aladdin’s Dream/Dance of the Morning Mist
     6. Dance of the Prisoners

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Prelude from Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck

Mother Goose Suite,
Maurice Ravel
     I. Pavane from Sleeping Beauty
     II. Little Thumb
     V. The Fairy Garden