The Snowman is told through pictures, action, and music
Written by Chris Cutler
The Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Donato Cabrera, will launch the city’s holiday season with a special screening of The Snowman accompanied by the orchestra performing the wondrous score by Howard Blake.
British author Raymond Briggs “wrote” The Snowman, a children’s book of illustrations without words. The story is that a young boy builds a snowman one day, and that evening, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life. The boy and snowman have many magical adventures—exploring the house and forest, flying over the town and arctic landscape, playing with toys and animals. When the boy wakes the next morning, the sun is out, and he finds the snowman has melted.
In 1982, the book was adapted to a short animated television special. Nominated for a 1982 Academy Award (Animated Short Film), The Snowman is told through pictures, action, and music. Today, the tale of the boy and his magical friend continue to enchant audiences through The Snowman Symphony which is performed by symphonies across the globe every holiday season.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic will have three performances of The Snowman Symphony: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M., and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.