"> Name: Tchaikovsky's "Peter and the Wolf" Discriminatory to Wolves?

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumMusic , Performing Art

Artist: Peter Tchaikovsky

Confronting Bodies: Cellist in symphony group.

Date of Action: 1995

Specific Location: Eureka California

Description of Artwork: Tchaikovsky's "Peter and the Wolf" is a renown symphony piece recounting the story of a wolf preying upon various animals.

Description of Incident: A free performance for children of "Peter and the Wolf" was scheduled for performance by the area symphony. Anne Conrad-Antoville, a cellist in the orchestra, asked that production be canceled or music be switched because she claimed the piece portrayed the wolf species in a negative light.

Results of Incident: A private hearing by the ochestra's board decided to continue with the performance.

Source: NCAC: based on a report by "Artistic Freedom Under Attack" Vol 3, 1995 provided by People for the American Way

Submitted By: Peter Silverman

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