The CBSO is to give the UK premiere of Nathaniel Stookey
’s The Composer is Dead
on 5 February 2012 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall
. Narrated by the composer, this work provides a quirky introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, through the words of favourite children’s writer Lemony Snicket – author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
– and music of Nathaniel Stookey.
A composer has been found dead, and all the musicians are suspects…
An introduction by the librettist and composer of the work can be viewed here: