Peter and the Wolf
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