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 Chorusa division of Boston City Singers
   Wendy Silverberg, Director

Nathaniel Stookey  The Composer Is Dead   2006
   Former Boston Police Commissioner, Ed Davis, Narrator

Violinist Keila Wakao, 11, winner of the NEP’s 32nd Annual Young Artist Competition will perform Pablo de Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen” (Gypsy Airs) Op. 20 

Narrator, Ed Davis,
Former Boston Police Commissioner

With all of these ‘suspects’ on our stage and performing in our orchestra, many have asked if it is safe to join us and bring the kids. We are happy to report that our narrator and ‘Inspector’ for The Composer is Dead is former Boston Police Commissioner and Founder and CEO of Edward Davis LLC, Ed Davis. So you can rest assured we are going to get the culprits!

Annual Cradles to Crayons Gift Drive

We will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts of children’s clothing for ages 0-16 at our annual Cradles to Crayons Gift Drive at this concert. We hope you’ll join us in bringing a merry (and warm) holiday season to children in need. Please note that coats, hats, gloves and waterproof boots are especially needed. Thank you!