NZSO Family Day 

Sunday 28 October 201210.30am–2.30pm
Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Free entry

A day of musical excitement with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Meet the players, help solve the mystery in The Composer Is Dead, and enjoy a family concert inspired by the Angels and Aristocrats exhibition.

Read about Angels & Aristocrats online.


10.30am–11am: The instruments

Meet the musicians and learn all about their instruments.

11.20am–11.40am: Bang crash wallop

NZSO percussionists Lenny and Larry bang, crash, and wallop a range of instruments to demonstrate that percussive sounds are all around us.

12 noon–12.30pm: The Composer Is Dead

There's terrible news from the concert hall – the composer is dead! In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument.

The Composer Is Dead is composed by Nathaniel Stookey, with text by Lemony Snicket.

1.30pm–2.30pm: NZSO family concert

Listen to music once reserved for kings and queens. New Zealand’s own Kenneth Young leads the orchestra through a programme of music inspired by Te Papa’s exhibition, Angels & Aristocrats.

Visit the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra website.