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10. 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  continued organizing cultural and educational events for the youngest.

That is why the Coordination Body is to organize the performance of “Peca and a Wolf,” a play that will be performed by a wind brass quintet of the Belgrade philharmonic orchestra at 10 am on Thursday, June 10, 2009, at the community center in Bujanovac and at 4 pm at the community center in Medvedja.

„Two most important goals of the Coordination Body, apart from economic development, are work with the young and improvement of formal and non-formal education. Children’s plays gather children together, educate them and are a great joy for them regardless of their ethnic background. That is why the use of plays is one of the best methods that the Coordination Body relies on for the purpose of instigating a better understanding and growing up of children from all ethnic communities.  Children are not 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,” said Nenad Djurdjevic, Director of the Coordination Body’s Office.

Aleksandar Lazic, the leader of the “Behind the Scenes” theatrical company, had already visited Bujanovac and Presevo with the “Peter Pan” play, while he is, now, going to take the children of Bujanovac and Medvedja through a special musical event. Mr. Lazic said that he was surprised by the way in which the children’s audience of the southern Serbian municipalities had reacted to the play.

„The impression of the “Behind the Scenes“ theatrical company, which has been working with the young for almost ten years, is that the young of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja need to have concrete policy for the young. The moves that the Coordination Body is making right now lead to that goal. Regardless of weather the points at issue are plays, workshops or artistic colonies, they must be for the young no matter what their ethnic background, religious affiliation or some other affiliation is, because of which they might be discriminated against.”    
“Peca and a Wolf” is a musical fairytale that acquainted generations of children with the  world of  classical music, with the aim of developing their taste in music from their early childhood days.  The fairytale has an entertaining and educational role, since it acquaints children with various musical instruments. Each musical instrument from the quintet represents one character from the fairytale.

The performance lasts 50 minutes and the target audience includes elementary school children and families. Thanks to the Coordination Body, no admission for the fairytale will be charged.
The wind quintet of the Belgrade philharmonic orchestra was founded in 2005 and it has been presenting various quintet repertoires to the audience of the region ever since then. Over the past year, it took part in several music festivals, as well as in the International Gathering of Composers in Belgrade. It also had numerous concerts and held training courses in the region. The quintet gave a performance in Paris, too, where it participated in celebration of the International Music Day.