In the Big Apple for the holidays? Then you're going to want to head to the Guggenheim for two very special events, part of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
The first special event is a new production of Peter & the Wolf, a combination of visual and performing art, narrated by native New Yorker and renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Peter & the Wolf, is presented as never before seen, with George Manahan conducting the Juilliard Ensemble and artist Jason Hackenwerth has been commissioned create an installation of mobile sculptures, formed out of thousands of balloons to represent all the characters as well as the pond and the tree described in the story.
Performances on December 10, 11, 16-18 at 2:30 and 4 pm
The annual free Holiday Concert will be performed in the museum rotunda and features George Steel conducting the Vox Vocal Ensemble and the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.
Described by the New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. The events give New Yorkers the chance to meet some of the world's most acclaimed artists, up close and personal in the intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater.
The events are made possible by funding from special foundations.
More information on the special holiday events can be found at worksandprocess.organd at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GizlJvYuuME&feature=channel_video_title