FNAM Event 2014

The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet Of The Swan

May 3rd @ 3 & 7 PM May 4th @ 2PM
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Perfroming Arts

Adapted by MARSHA NORMAN
from the Novel by E.B. WHITE
with Music by JASON ROBERT BROWN

E.B. White's classic novel is now a symphonic concert experience set to music by Festival favorite Jason Robert Brown. The Trumpet of the Swan, like all of White's novels, concerns a young character who must overcome a life challenge. Though Louis is a trumpeter swan, he can't communicate like the rest of his family because he was born without a voice. To overcome this obstacle, he learns to play a real brass trumpet he received from his father. Louis overcomes adversity to attain freedom, fame, fortune and the gift of music through his father's heartbreaking and heroic love. In this uniquely entertaining, theatrical adaptation of the famous book, actors come together with an on-stage orchestra and a trumpet soloist to tell E.B. White's classic story.

"Sets the gold standard for children's productions... utterly enchanting - easily holds its own alongside classics like Peter and the Wolf...this lushly scored work will send you home with a helpless, contented smile on your face."--The Washington Post

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