THE SECRET LIFE OF GREAT COMPOSERS

SXS
Duration:
50 Minutes + 10 Min Q&A
Suitability:
P - 6
Available Terms:
 Terms 3 & 4 2018 
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THE SECRET LIFE OF GREAT COMPOSERS
a collaboration between Homunculus Theatre Company & The Southern Cross Soloists (http://www.southernxsoloists.com)

The audience is invited into the life of the extraordinary Sir Theodore Electra Smyth from Oxford University. A specialist in classical music, a superb hand bell soloist and aspiring composer, Theodore is on a mission!

Many years ago, he missed his opportunity to tour the world as a conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, due to the fact he slept through his audition. So, in order achieve status as a world-renowned composer, he has to follow the etiquette of the great composers. He has to first understand the lives of famous composers by fully immersing yourself in their lives and works – no matter how eccentric they were. In order to fully realise this dream, Theodore must share the human beauty, power and enigmatic joy of classical composers’ music and there lives, with the public, by any means necessary.

With his world class string ensemble live on stage, jumping from Bach to Mozart to Beethoven to Berlioz to Satie to Puccin and Wagner, Theodore takes the audience on a whimsically comical journey, ultimately ending in one of Theodore’s compositions being played by the musicians and the audience.

Performed By: Clint Bolster & The Southern Cross Soloists Ensemble – 5 Musicians.

Learning Areas:

The Arts (Drama and Music)

Strands: Developing understanding of practices

Responding to and interpreting artworks

Health and Physical Education

Strand: Personal, Social and Community Health

General Capabilities

Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Express ideas, concepts, thoughts and feelings creatively.
  • Consider and evaluate motivations, intentions, influences and biases.
  • Offer and receive effective feedback.

Ethical Understanding

  • Apply skills in reasoning, empathy and imagination.
  • Make judgements about actions and motives.

Personal and Social Capability

  • Initiative.
  • Confidence.
  • Resilience.
  • Adaptability.
  • Empathy.

Style/Form:

  • Baroque music.
  • Classical music.
  • Romantic music.
  • 20th century music.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Traditional & Contemporary Clowning.
  • Non Verbal Communication.
  • Mime.

Themes & Contexts:

  • Storytelling.
  • Creativity.
  • Imagination.
  • Goal-setting.
  • Self-actualisation.

Please contact Clint Bolster for a quote and availability – clint@homunculustheatre.com.au

Devised by: Clint Bolster & Tania Frazer
Directed by: Clint Bolster & Tania Frazer

"Absolutely wonderful! Hilarious! The music was breathtaking!"

Bangalow Music Festival, NSW