Gundar Bigherr, guest conductor for the evening's concert, has been murdered. It is suspected that the internationally acclaimed Maestro was poisoned sometime during the break between the morning and afternoon rehearsals.
Three meddlesome spirits - Music, Noise and Silence - invade symphony hall. The concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the orchestra. Only with the help of the audience and Music will the conductor be able to break the fierce grip of Noise and bring harmony back to the orchestra.
Unbeknownst to the conductor, there are strangers in the concert hall. They seem to communicate by playing rhythmic patters on their odd metallic costumes. They have a device that they tried to attach to the conductor's podium but they were interrupted by the beginning of the concert. What are their intentions?
The Prokofiev classic becomes an exciting theatrical and musical experience in this fifty-minute production. The narration is replaced by movement and the concert hall becomes the scene of action as the conductor's assistant (Peter) tries to capture a vicious wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike.
A ghostly musician enters the stage and plays the Bach Toccata, thus calling forth ... the "phantoms of the orchestra" and a visually stunning concert program that brings the story of the Sorcerer's Apprentice to life.
This program, which received the Washington State Arts Commission's highest rating for quality, introduces new audiences to the workings of a concert orchestra and explores the active relationship between the listening audience and the musician.