Kids to meet orchestra musicians and try out real instruments
Calgary Public Library will be on hand with 'Stories and Rhymes,' the Dixie Knights Band will be providing lively entertainment throughout the lobby, and the Leighton Art Centre will host an art activity table.
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony Sundays for Kids series is back featuring “The Composer is Dead”, a hilarious murder mystery where the musicians are all under suspicion.
“The Composer is Dead” takes the stage on March 11 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The fun starts with the musical Petting Zoo in the lobby at 2PM, where kids can meet Orchestra musicians and try out real instruments. The concert begins in the Jack Singer Concert Hall at 3 p.m.
The CPO’s Resident Conductor Melanie Leonard leads this romp through a murder mystery when it’s discovered that the composer is dead! Popular Calgary stage and TV personality Dave Kelly narrates, playing “The Inspector” in charge of the investigation.
Complete with original illustrations from the book being projected on a large screen onstage, kids and their families will get to use their imaginations to help figure out who did it. In this brilliant kids’ symphony show, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone has a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead.
“The Composer Is Dead” was originally created as an orchestral work by Nathaniel Stookey with narration by Lemony Snicket, best known for his children’s novels, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The work was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony and debuted in 2006. It has since been released as a popular book and CD and has been performed in concert halls all over North America.
The lobby will be full of activities and delights for kids of all ages. Calgary Public Library will be on hand with ‘Stories and Rhymes,’ the Dixie Knights Band will be providing lively entertainment throughout the lobby, and the Leighton Art Centre will host an art activity table.
Children will learn how to create a sculpture with a variety of everyday objects, including multi-coloured wire, beads, nuts, bolts and paper clips,
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