Kelet Ensemble

The Kelet Ensemble integrates classical music into the lives of children and inspires them to play a musical instrument. Peter and the Wolf (by Sergei Prokofiev) and Carnival of  the Animals (by Camille Saint-Saens) are  master works originally composed for symphony orchestras.  Kelet Ensemble also interacts with the young audiences by introducing their instruments and what characters the instruments represent.

In Carnival,  images, such as birds or the wind, are illustrated by imitating their sound or motion through various compositional techniques.  In Peter and the Wolf, each character-crafty cat, an unfortunate duck, a grumpy grandfather, and the carefree courageous bird-is given its own music played by an orchestral instrument.

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About the Artist

With its entertaining and educational children’s program, the Kelet Ensemble aims to integrate classical music into the lives of children and motivate them to play a musical instrument. Peter and the Wolf (by Sergei Prokofiev) and Carnival of  the Animals (by Camille Saint-Saens) are time-honored master works originally composed for symphony orchestras. The Kelet Ensemble has arranged them for piano trio (piano-violin-cello) and a narrator, who also plays percussion instruments. This smaller setting makes the master works more accessible to communities and schools. In addition, the performers of Kelet Ensemble also interact with the young audiences by introducing their instruments and what characters the instruments represent. The KeletEnsemble also has a special arrangement for only piano-violin duet with a narrator. This option is available for venues or presenters with smaller program budgets.

Peter and the Wolf- Prokofiev (Grades K-6)

In this classic tale, each character in the story is given its own music played by a certain orchestral instrument. Listen as a brave boy, Peter, cunningly outwits a bad wolf. The story will be read by a narrator. Meet the crafty cat, an unfortunate duck, a grumpy grandfather, and the carefree courageous bird as the musicians interpret this playful piece. Length: 45 minutes

Carnival of Animals- Saint Saens (Grades K-4)

This delightful work, featuring musical depictions of various animals will delight children of all ages. One of Saint-Saens’ most famous works,”Carnival of the Animals,” is a classic example of program music — music that attempts to describe or depict a visual image, their subjects, and images from nature. The images, such as birds or the wind, are illustrated by imitating their sound or motion through various compositional techniques. What visual images do you think Saint- Saens had in mind when he wrote “Carnival of the Animals?” Length: 45 minutes

Pricing for the Quartet (includes Cello)

Single Performance: $ 840

Back to Back Performances: $1,500

Three Performances: $2,005

Pricing for the Trio-No Cello

Single Performance: $665

Back to Back Performances: $1,190

Three Performances: $1,590

Pricing for Quartet with Cello

Single Performance: $890

Back to Back Performances: $1,615

Three Performances: $2,150

Workshops Include:

  • Beginning Steps in Chamber Ensemble Playing
  • Developing Chamber Music Skills

Program Guide: Kelet Ensemble – Carnival

Program Guide: Kelet Ensemble – Peter

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