The Usual Orchestral Suspects
Annual Family Concert
Date: December 10, 2017
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, a 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!