"The Orchestra Mice" has had a revival. A few years ago an oboist, Martha Hicks, teaching at a Music and Art high school in Bielefeld, Germany, wrote for permission to turn "Orchestra Mice" into a musical. She'd received the book many years before, when she was a student at a conservatory in the States. I gladly gave it, and went to see four sold-out performances in November, 2004. The cast, fifteeen small mice and a full orchestra! It was a hit. Martha had had the text translated into German, wrote some of the music, and coordinated music from all the composers mentioned in the book, from beginning piano exercises to Bach, Bizet, and Brahms. "The Orchestra Mice" will be put on, in English, in September 2006 by the East Tennessee Regional Symphony, Johnson City, Tennessee. We have videos available of the German performance, and will have videos of the American performance. We also had the book itself reproduced (in English) in paperback, and copies are available for personal perusal, or for orchestral fundraising. Use the bottom menu selection to the left to contact me for details.
The DVD of the German production is recorded in American NTSC standards and will play on most American DVD players. Use the bottom menu selection to the left (CONTACT INFORMATION) to ask us about this.
Illustrations courtesy of the estate of Robert Morrow