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Guggenheim commissions Will Cotton to create holiday set

December 06, 2012 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Since we were children, many of us have treasured the holiday traditions of Manhattan: the performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet, the Rockettes’ Holiday Spectacular, the decorated tree in Rockefeller Center and the elaborate Christmas-themed display windows at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. In recent years the Guggenheim Museum has taken up the holiday baton by commissioning various artists to stage a production of Peter & the Wolf, lending a fresh, contemporary twist to the Prokofiev-scored children’s classic that memorably linked certain instruments to animal characters, one of whom gets eaten by the wolf. (Written in 1936, the 25-minute orchestral piece, accompanied by a narrator, was first performed for Stalin’s Young Pioneers on May Day.)
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