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Leighs Construction CSO Presents: The Composer is Dead

Leighs Construction CSO Presents: The Composer is Dead

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  • Wed 19 Jul ’17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Admission: $33.83
  • Concession Admission: $28.70
  • Child Admission: $13.33
  • Student Admission: $13.33

Alberto Ginastera – Malambo.
John Williams – Suite from Harry Potter.
Hamish Oliver – New work, World Premiere.
Maurice Ravel – Bolero.
Nathaniel Stookey – The Composer is Dead.

David Kay conductor.

"I have been asked if I might say a word or two about the text of The Composer Is Dead, and the one or two words are "Boo hoo." The story — which, as far as I know, is absolutely true — is so heartbreakingly glum that I cannot imagine that you will be able to listen to it without dabbing at your tears with a nearby handkerchief." — Lemony Snicket.

What dreadful news! Who killed the Composer? With dramatic music, mystery and Lemony Snicket’s signature dark humour, the Inspector must investigate the entire orchestra as he searches for the murderer in The Composer is Dead. As the Inspector interrogates each section of the orchestra about what they were doing during the night of the murder, the instruments defer the blame, give alibis and offer up reasons why they could not possibly be the culprit.

Written by Lemony Snicket (author of A Series of Unfortunate Events) with music composed by Nathaniel Stookey, this musical mystery is sure to enchant and entertain the young and the young at heart.

Not all is dark and unfortunate. John Williams' magic will brighten the day with the Suite from Harry Potter and Christchurch composer Hamish Oliver will be unveiling a brand new work. With a little Malambo by Ginastera and a little Bolero by Ravel, this is the perfect way to keep things spritely during the school holidays.

Please note that vehicle access to the Papanui Road entrance of St Margaret's College has been restricted due to safety concerns. The pedestrian entrances on Winchester, Andover and Shrewsbury Streets will be open and there is acarpark on Andover Street for people with mobility stickers and concerns.

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