Sergei Prokofiev: Chess Player, Pianist and Composer of Peter and the Wolf
Magical Moves lures us into a Queen's Gambit world that treasures creativity, intellectual achievement, and the beautiful minds that produce awe-inspiring and memorable moves in chess and music. Children of all ages under 100 can enjoy it.
The Musical Chessboard Project has historical roots in Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, an educational piece of musical theatre intended for children age five and older. First performed in 1936, Peter and the Wolf has been recorded for radio, movies, television and the web in hundreds of adaptations and styles, including rock, punk, Dixieland, and classical jazz. Many people around the world grew to love classical music after encountering Peter and the Wolf at a young age, including project creators Don MacKay and Brent Morden.
Grandmasters Magnus Carlsen (Norway, on the left)
and Wesley So (USA, on the right)
The magical individuals behind the Musical Chessboard Project