Cocker to narrate 'Peter and the Wolf'
Saturday 20 November 2010
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is turning to classical music, as the narrator of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
The singer, who recently announced that he would reunite with Pulp for shows next summer, will perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra at London's Royal Festival Hall next month. Other rock stars who have taken on the narrator role in the well-loved story include David Bowie. Cocker has previously strayed into the spoken word with his recording of the classic monologue Albert and the Lion.
In Peter and the Wolf, Cocker will introduce the orchestra's instruments, many of which represent characters in the composition. He said: "I love telling stories and this one has the added bonus of having a fantastic musical accompaniment."
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’