Family fun on tap for spring symphony concert

Ian Hampton will narrate "Peter and the Wolf" for Fraser Valley Symphony concert, April 3

Narrator for “Peter and the Wolf” will be Ian Hampton.

Fraser Valley Symphony presents a spring concert titled “Family Fun,” with music recognized and enjoyed across the generations, on Sunday, April 3.

Among the pieces will be the themes from popular movies “Star Wars” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” along with the “William Tell Overture,” forever associated with the Lone Ranger of TV Western fame.

The ever-popular “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokoviev will also be featured. This is a musical tale in which the various instruments of the orchestra help tell the story of what happens when young Peter and his animal friends encounter a dangerous wolf in the meadow.

Narrator for “Peter and the Wolf” will be Ian Hampton. Originally from London, Hampton was a founding member of the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and has played cello with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony. He has been associated with numerous musical groups in British Columbia since moving to Canada in 1966.

Concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults; $15 seniors/students; $5 children aged 12 and under.

Tickets are available online at www.fraservalleysymphony.org, Kings Music, Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre (Abbotsford), Black Bond Books (Mission). Tickets sold at the door, if available, but patrons are encouraged to get tickets early as this concert is sure to be popular.

For more information please visit www.fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-744-9110.

Now in its 32nd year, the Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community symphony of the Fraser Valley region.  Lindsay Mellor is the conductor.

Fraser Valley Symphony perform in concert, April 3