Brian Mast and the members of the Maple City Chamber Orchestra invite you to our first concert of the 2013-2014 season! This is a concert that of special interest to families with school aged children.

The featured music “The Composer is Dead!” is an orchestral work by Nathaniel Stookey with narration by Lemony Snicket. The work was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony and premiered at Davies Symphony Hall on July 8, 2006.

The Composer Is Dead is a murder mystery about the killing of a composer. It takes place in an orchestra, and also is designed to help introduce children to instruments.

Stookey’s The Composer Is Dead is similar to Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra in that it is intended to introduce young audiences to the instruments in the orchestra.