THE AUSTIN CIVIC ORCHESTRA’S MUSICAL MYSTERY
4 p.m. Sept. 24. Donations welcome. Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
The Austin Civic Orchestra is kicking off its new season with a family-friendly concert. The program includes “The Composer is Dead!,” a light-hearted whodunit-type of musical mystery with narration that teaches kids and adults alike about instruments in the orchestra. Composed by Nathaniel Stookey, the piece is accompanied by text written by Lemony Snicket. Show up early, at 3:15 p.m., for an instrument “petting zoo,” in which anyone can try to play a little music.
The Austin Civic Orchestra will host an instrument “petting zoo” before its familyfriendly Sunday concert.