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PERFORMANCE OF THE “PECA AND A WOLF” MUSICAL FAIRYTALE IN BUJANOVAC AND MEDVEDJA - June 11, 2009

15. June 2009.

Upon excellent reaction to “Peter Pan,” the first children’s play that was, after a long period of time, performed for around 750 children in Bujanovac and Presevo, the Coordination Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja organized the performance of “Peca and a Wolf” musical fairytale in Bujanovac and Presevo on June 11, with the aim of encouraging cultural and educational developments for the youngest. The fairytale was performed by a wind brass quintet of the Belgrade philharmonic orchestra.
 
In the opinion of the performers themselves, the reaction to the tour of the wind brass quintet of the Belgrade Philharmonic orchestra in Bujanovac and Presevo was extremely favorable. „One may once again establish that cultural policy for the young in Serbia must be clearly  defined, as well as that classical music may be transferred to the context of today. First of all, I would like to praise the people of Medvedja, which we visited for the first time, particularly the people from the Tourist Organization of Medvedja, for the assistance and hospitability they provided to us. The children listened carefully to the “Pink Panther” thematic song, as well as to George Bizet’s Karmen, which provided them an introduction for Sergej Prokofjev’s fairytale, which deals with courage of a boy through music, and in which children should recognize themselves. One may easily conclude that the Coordination Body must continue working in that direction by bringing all kinds of artists to these three municipalities,” said Aleksandar Lazic, the leader of the “Behind the Scenes” theatrical company, after the performance in Bujanovac and Medvedja. He had firstly made a tour of Bujanovac and Presevo with the “Peter Pan” play, and he then took the children of Bujanovac and Medvedja through a special musical event.
   
Prior to the performance, Nenad Djurdjevic, Director of Coordination Body’s Office, said that two most important goals of the Coordination Body, apart from economic development, included work with the young and improvement of formal and non-formal education. “Children’s performances gather children together, educate them and are joy for them regardless of their ethnic background and that is why these performances are one of the methods that the Coordination Body relies on, for the purpose of  instigating a better understanding and growing up of the children from all ethnic communities. Children aren’t burdened by politics and prejudices and we invest in them because they’re the future of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, as well as of Serbia.”
 
“Peca and a Wolf” is a musical fairytale that acquainted generations of children with the world of classical music, while it is aimed at developing  children’s taste in music  from early childhood  days.