16 April 2016 – The Composer is Dead: A Family Concert, narrated by Nicholas Parsons
Nicholas Parsons (narrator)
Thomas Carroll (conductor)
Junior prizewinner (violin)
Programme to include:
Nathaniel Stookey The Composer Is Dead, with text by Lemony Snicket (London premiere)
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo & Juliet
There’s dreadful news at the Southbank Centre – the composer is dead! The musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? The London premiere of a diabolically fun-filled murder mystery in which we explore the crime and the orchestra’s family of instruments. A matinee concert for the whole family.
Some Menuhin Competition competitors will join the orchestra for the Tchaikovsky.
The Orpheus Sinfonia’s performance is supported by CBRE
Royal Festival Hall, 12:00
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
£10, concessions available