Conway Symphony Orchestra Presents a

Kerry Kraus

The Composer is dead and the Conway Symphony is on the case! Was it the violins? The flutes? Where was the tuba that night?

Join the Conway Symphony Orchestra as it presents Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead,” a concert just for children. Conductor Izzy Getzov and narrator Chris Fritzges  (middle photo) lead the audience in discovering who did the dastardly deed in this family friendly musical event, Saturday, April 23. The curtain goes up at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

In addition, there will be refreshments, children’s crafts, and a chance to “meet the instruments” after the performance, all included in the ticket price. “The Composer is Dead” is an original creation of Lemony Snicket, author of the best-selling “Series of Unfortunate Events,” with music by Nathaniel Stookey. ” ‘The Composer is Dead’ is a work… that introduces the orchestra to people who may otherwise be unfamiliar with it, or reintroduces the orchestra to people who are familiar with it,” Snicket said in a recent interview.

The Conway Symphony is participating in the Orchestras Feeding America national food drive. Audience members should bring non-perishable food items for local food pantries. Tickets are $6 for all seats and can be ordered by phone at 501-450-3265 or at the Reynolds Performance Center box office.

After the concert, take a stroll through bustling downtown Conway for shopping and dining.

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