The whole orchestra is a suspect in this hilarious whodunit by Nathaniel Stookey and Lemony Snicket.
If you know musicians you know that they’re always up to no good, but did they kill the composer? Inspector Brendon Taylor interrogates the shifty string players, sneaky clarinets and those likely suspects in the brass. Or was it the conductor? He’s been murdering composers for years, after all.
No one leaves the Concert Hall until this mystery is solved!
With whimsical music by Nathaniel Stookey and deadpan wordplay by master of the macabre Lemony Snicket, The Composer is Dead is a hilarious introduction to the orchestra for the whole family.
‘‘For any child and parent familiar with the grandeur of classical orchestral music The Composer is Dead is guaranteed to amuse and delight by the mere charm of simple story told well.’’
Suitable for children ages 5+ and their families.
Show duration: 50 minutes, no interval
Join our music educators for interactive music activities in the foyers from 45 mins before the 1pm concert, and 45 mins after the 2.45pm concert.
We’re passionate about making our music concerts engaging and exciting for children. Before or after your family performance our music educators will be onsite to encourage our youngest audience members to experiment with music-making in a fun, relaxed environment!
Find the activities in the foyers where children can compose music and hear it played live • explore some exotic instruments • become a musician in our Percussion Club • snap a selfie at our selfie-wall… will they be the conductor or a musician?
‘‘This was an orchestral concert with attitude. It had growly bits, thumpy bits and farty bits, loud bits and soft noises. And, judging from the rapt response of the audience, everything else in-between.’’