The Composer is Dead

The Composer is DeadOrpheus Sinfonia will make the London premiere of Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer is Dead tomorrow (16 April), with text by children’s author Lemony Snicket and narration by Nicholas Parsons.

The humorous piece aims to introduce children to a classical orchestra, through narration and drama and is described as a Peter and the Wolf for a new generation. The piece will also appeal to adults, who can spot well-known tunes by Mozart, Haydn and Brahms.

The concert is part of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the world’s leading international violin competition for players under 22 years old, which this year will celebrate Menuhin’s 100th birthday. This year the youngest performer is only 10 years old.