"The Composer is Dead!" Musical Performance for Children

"The Composer is Dead!" Musical Performance for Children

Susan Lynch


Sat., April 1, 2 p.m. 2017
Fort Bend County Libraries will present a children’s concert performance by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra of The Composer is Dead! on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Created by Nathaniel Stookey and featuring words by Lemony Snicket, The Composer is Dead! is a high-spirited murder-mystery musical performance about the untimely demise of a composer. The perplexing mystery leads the audience into all corners of the orchestra in search of the culprit. All of the suspects – who happen to be musical instruments -- seem to have alibis, and all certainly have motives! While trying to solve the mystery, children are introduced to the various musical instruments in an engaging and entertaining way. The concert will also include Micha Namenwirth’s “Divertimento for Toys and Orchestra.” This whimsical selection is performed with toy trumpets, recorders, percussion instruments, and the orchestra. After the performance, children are invited to get an up-close look and learn more about the different instruments during an instrument “petting zoo” in the Bohachevsky Gallery inside the library. The performance will be presented in an outdoor amphitheater, and seating is concrete. Theater-goers are encouraged to bring cushions to sit on. Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and popcorn are not allowed in the amphitheater. The performance is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the George Memorial Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the libraries. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
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