Published on March 27th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket Takes Place on the HT@MTC Stage April 7

Join Morihiko Nakahara, Joe Pinner, and the S.C. Philharmonic musicians for this fun event

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) will host an afternoon of friends, family, and music on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 3:30 PM, when the South Carolina Philharmonic performs a concert devoted to one of the best mysteries created for an orchestra, The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket.

Have you ever heard an orchestra play? If so, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously? In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is playing a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead. Perhaps you can solve the crime!

Join Morihiko Nakahara of the S.C. Philharmonic with Joe Pinner as the narrator for this fun-filled evening.

Nakahara will lead the orchestra in arrangements including:

Gounod: Funeral March of the Marionette
Herrmann/Lavender: Psycho Prelude
Lunn/Wagner: Downton Abbey Suite
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Nathaniel Stookey: The Composer is Dead

“When we were putting together our season last summer, I asked Morihiko to dream up something fun for all ages that the Philharmonic would enjoy performing,” says Kristin Cobb, Executive Director at HT@MTC. “And naturally, the Philharmonic came up with this exciting show of mystery and music. Our Pops audience is in for a special afternoon full of surprises.”

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 803.407.5011 or at

About Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination, and discovery; and provide entertainment, education, and opportunity to professionals, learners, and community members in all stages of life. To learn about upcoming events, purchase tickets, or pursue sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit

About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a non-profit, six-campus, two-year public college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. MTC enrolls approximately 15,000 credit students annually making it the fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and one of the largest providers of transfer students to the University of South Carolina. The Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, with approximately 15,000 students and provides training to hundreds of area businesses each year.

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