Ordway Concert Hall

School Performances

David Gonzalez returns to the Ordway with stories that empower the voices of young people. In The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures, based on the book by Seymour Leichman, we meet Luca, son of Bustelo-the-jester.  Luca discovers that when he sings, spectacular pictures appear in the sky, reflecting the truth of the world and people around him. The adventure follows Luca through a summer-long tour of surprises, wonders, and a fateful encounter with evil ministers who fear that Luca's songs may reveal too much...  Luca learns to trust his talents as he saves the day and the kingdom too!  In the accompanying story Nina Nails It, based on a Persian tale, a savvy girl teaches a wizard where his true heart resides.  This performance features the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Astor Piazzolla, along with original compositions and arrangements by Daniel Kelly.