News Article 22/07/2011'Snow-White and Rose-Red' MUSICAL composed for Suzuki Voice Program
A new Musical "Snow-White and Rose-Red" has been composed in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the The Suzuki Voice Program in 2012.
Kimmo Ruotsala has composed a new musical especially for the Suzuki Voice Program. The musical is an adaptation of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm's story "Snow-White and Rose-Red", a subject which has not been composed before.
The story tells of two girls, "Snow-White" and "Rose-Red", who are living in the forest with their mother. Additional roles included in the musical are two princes called Henrik and Erik, a Bear, a Guardian Angel, the King of Dwarfs and an Army of Dwarfs. Courtiers dance in the Castle and Fairies, Butterflies and Animals in the Forest. The musical has three acts and the style is traditional including effects from both classical and movie music styles. All scenes have singing, speaking and dancing. The musical will be exciting - good and evil are fighting against each other. The wicked King of Dwarfs fails at the end and the story ends happily.
The musical is suitable for kindergarten children age 5 (age 3—4 with the parents), schoolchildren age 6—11 and all families.
The roles have been enlarged from the original story - there are more roles and many group items in the libretto in order to make the plot of the play interesting for the stage. Boys have also been taken into consideration with special songs having been composed for them.
Over 100 Suzuki Voice students (all ages from age 0—25-year-olds) and singers from the Theatre "Crescendo" will perform the musical with professional musicians. Suzuki Voice Teachers will practice the songs with their students. Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki, ESA Instrument Director for Voice, will direct the musical. The Orchestra consists of Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Flute, Piano and Percussion. Kimmo Ruotsala will conduct. The first performance will be November 25th, 2012 at Concert Hall Martinus, Vantaa, Finland.