On NBC’s March 3 Today Show, Al Roker interviewed Daniel Handler about his new book The Composer Is Dead, which he wrote under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. Handler has been touring nationally, presenting a concert version of The Composer Is Dead with a wide variety of orchestras. The book, which includes a companion CD with music by Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Francisco Symphony, introduces readers to the different instruments of the orchestra through the story of an investigation into the mysterious death of the “composer.” Joining Handler during the interview was Majid Kalik, musical director of Change for Kids, who provided dramatic violin accompaniment. To view the video segment, click here.
Posted March 5, 2009