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.
Join us for our free Kids Activity Zone in the Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer an hour before and after the performance – where technology, music and play come together!
Suitable for children aged 5+ and their families.
‘‘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.’’
‘‘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.’’