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Does the king really need live music at the palace? The fiddling cat knows the answer in the comical, fantastical story by Yehudi Menuhin and Christopher Hope with music by Bruce Adolphe.
For children who are curious, they can try out instruments featured in the program at our Instrument Petting Zoo from 1:00–1:50 PM, guided by CMS performing artists and teaching artists. Children will also have the opportunity to talk to the artists, ask questions, and take photographs at the Meet the Artists! booth prior to the performance from 1:00–1:30 PM.
All patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter. All performances are appropriate for ages 6+ as long as guests are not disruptive to other patrons' enjoyment of the performance. Please be aware that anyone causing a disturbance during a performance, regardless of age, will be asked by an usher to leave the hall.
Resident lecturer and director of family concerts for CMS since 1992, Bruce Adolphe is a composer of international renown, much of whose output addresses science, history, and the struggle for human rights.
Resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1992, Bruce Adolphe is a composer of international renown, much of whose output addresses science, history, and the struggle for human rights. His works are frequently performed by major artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Fabio Luisi, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Angel Blue, the Brentano String Quartet, the Washington National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Human Rights Orchestra of Europe, and over 60 orchestras worldwide. Among his most performed works are the violin concerto I Will Not Remain Silent, the violin/piano duo Einstein’s Light, and Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto.