Families are invited to celebrate Halloween early with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Lemony Snicket’s murder-mystery whodunit: The Composer is Dead. The October 14 Family Concert gives young music-loving sleuths the opportunity to unravel the mystery of who killed the composer in a concert of wit, wonder, and whimsy.
Families are encouraged to arrive early for the SLSO’s Instrument Playground – where children ages 5 to 12 can explore, touch, and play instruments of the orchestra. Starting at 2:00pm before each Family Concert, families can discover many different orchestral instruments in this hands-on experience located in Powell Hall’s Wightman Grand Foyer. Costumes are encouraged, as trick-or-treat stations will be available prior to the concert.
Costumed visitors at Powell Hall can tag @slso on Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #slsoween to be entered in a drawing for two tickets to the Mercy Holiday Celebration December 21-23.
The performance of Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead is the first of three Family Concerts planned for the 2018/2019 season. The SLSO created its Family Concert series to engage and capture the imaginations of younger listeners and make orchestral concerts accessible to parents with young children. SLSO Family concerts are usually 45 minutes long with no intermission – making them a great introductory experience for young patrons and families. For more information about Family Concerts, visit slso.org/family .
Additional Family Concerts are Cinderella (Sunday, February 17, 2019) and Carnival of the Animals (Sunday, March 24, 2019).