The Usual Orchestral Suspects
Annual Family Concert

Date: December 10, 2017
Time: 3pm
Venue: Tsai Performance Center at Boston University

There’s dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead! Join the NEP when they take on Lemony Snicket’s ‘The Composer is Dead.’ If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously? In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead. Perhaps you can solve the crime yourself. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects.

John Adams  Short Ride in a Fast Machine  1986

Aaron Copland  Old American Songs, set 1  1954
   Cambridge Children’s Chorus,
   Wendy Silverberg, Director

Nathaniel Stookey  The Composer is Dead   2006

Concerto performed by the NEP Young Artist Competition Winner