2 locally written pieces featured in philharmonic's family concert
People attending the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Family Series concert Sunday will have a rare opportunity — the chance to hear the orchestra perform two original pieces of music written locally. One performance will be a world premiere.
“Crumpet the Trumpet” and “Journey of Johnny Tin Cap” will be part of an afternoon of fun during the “Musical Storytelling” concert at 2 p.m. in the Auer Performance Hall at the Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW.
“Crumpet the Trumpet” is based on the children's book of the same name written and illustrated by philharmonic violinist Kristine Papillon.
It tells the story of Crumpet, a baby trumpet, who can't get to sleep because his mother, also a trumpet, is a bit too loud. She asks some of her musical instrument friends to try to play her baby to sleep, but nothing helps until she asks Hailey the Harp to pluck her soothing notes.
In the audio recording accompanying the book — and at Sunday's concert — the musical characters are represented by brief pieces of various classical music. Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians performed the music on the book's CD, and Music Director Andrew Constantine narrated the story.
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