NZSO Family Day
Sunday 28 October 2012,
Wellington Foyer, Level 2
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.