The Young Person's Guide

 

YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE
TO THE ORCHESTRA
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

Text and music by Benjamin Britten
Design & direction by Sara Valentine & Michael Boudewyns

DESCRIPTION
Fusing the styles of a museum curator and a school librarian, with a sprinkling of Mary Poppins, Really Inventive Stuff presents Britain's own Symphonia Semi d'Quaver, the internationally renowned "Orchestra-ologist," consummate animateur, and devoted fan of Henry Purcell, who hosts Benjamin Britten's classic introduction to the orchestra with wit and a wink.

RUNNING TIME
25 minutes

 
 
 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
~ to-be-announced ~

PAST PERFORMANCES
ASIA
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

NORTH AMERICA
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra [2014]
Philadelphia Orchestra [2009]
Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Richmond Symphony Orchestra [2017]
Richmond Symphony Orchestra [2012]

Symphony in C [2015]
Symphony in C [2011]

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra

 
 

Really Inventive Stuff's production of Britten's Young Person's Guide premiered in 2009
at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall with Maestro Danail Rachev and The Philadelphia Orchestra.