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