In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a brand new special collaboration between the visual and the performing arts featuring 10 live performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Peter & The Wolf. In a way this beloved story has never been presented before, renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate, New York City Opera's Music Director George Manahan will conduct the prestigious Juilliard Ensemble, and New Orleans based art collective YA/YA (Young Aspirations Young Artists), under the artistic direction of alumni Rondell Crier and Rontherin Ratliff, who were both remarked for their work at Prospect 1, the first Contemporary Art Biennial in New Orleans (2008), will create an installation of sculptures representing all the characters in the story, specially commissioned by Works & Process. MacArthur Prize winning Jennifer Tipton's lighting will bring the story to life.
The story brings 30 minutes of suspense...including a happy ending, and allows the young and young-at-heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra. After the performance, the audience will be able to view the artwork up-close with the artists.