Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Presents “The Composer is Dead”

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Posted October 8, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, the Chapel Hill Philharmonia’s free autumn concert presents “The Composer is Dead,” with narrator Marc Callahan of the UNC Vocal Department. Composer Nat Stookey wrote the dark, comedic piece set to the popular Lemony Snicket story by Daniel Handler. This work has been played by over 100 orchestras on four continents, making it one of the five most performed pieces of the 21st century. Composer Stookey is a versatile musician, writing orchestral, vocal, theatrical, chamber, and alternative music. The CHP is pleased to bring his music to Chapel Hill, especially since Nat Stookey was a member of our orchestra in 1997-98 as he completed graduate studies at Duke University.

Guest conductor Dr. Evan Feldman also leads the orchestra in the enchanting Waltz, Romance and Galop from Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite” and familiar music from John Williams’ “Harry Potter” and "Star Wars." The free concert is at 3:00 pm in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall on the UNC-CH campus. The performance is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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