Peter and the Wolf

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Date: 1995

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Music, Performance Art

Artist: Peter Tchaikovsky

Confronting Bodies: Cellist in symphony group.

Dates of Action: 1995

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.

The 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 orchestra'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