April 29
2:00 PM

Family Concert: The Composer is Dead

$20 Adult | $15 Youth


April 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Family Concert: The Composer is Dead

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor | William Hulings, Inspector


A “Whodunit” family-friendly concert based on the book by author Daniel Handler (better known by his pseudonym “Lemony Snicket” of A Series of Unfortunate Events fame) and featuring music by Nathaniel Stookey. Local actor William Hulings portrays an inspector who interviews members of the audience and the orchestra as he investigates what happened to the composer. 

Children will learn about various instruments, while more experienced audiences will recognize familiar musical quotes. Pronounced by critics as a “delightful success” and “witty and engaging,” the concert promises to be an entertaining and enriching experience for all ages. 

“It’s a fantastic program that’s been done all over the country to great success, and I’m so excited to bring it here to Eugene,” says Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong. “It’s one giant mystery where the orchestra is like a crime scene and an inspector crashes the concert, asking questions and interrogating orchestra members and the conductor about what they were doing last night. Through this process, we get to discover the orchestra, learn about music and composers, and solve the mystery together.”

Ages 6 & up recommended.

Pre-concert activities
One hour prior to each performance time, enjoy engaging and educational activities happening in the lobby. Kids can try out all sorts of instruments at our popular Instrument Petting Zoo and become detectives themselves in an art-themed Hult Center scavenger hunt. Plus, we'll have a photo booth with props for fun family photos!

LOCATION: Soreng Theater


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