E.B. White's classic novel is now a symphonic concert experience. 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. Through the friendship of a young boy, Sam, and a determination to pay back his father's debt on the trumpet, 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.
Originally receiving its world premiere at The Kennedy Center, The Baltimore Sun said that The Trumpet of the Swan "sets the gold standard for children's productions... utterly enchanting — easily holds its own alongside classics like Peter and the Wolf." The Washington Post added that "...this lushly scored work will send you home with a helpless, contented smile on your face."