Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Saturday, 13th June 2015
When Lesley is sent to Venice to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi on his fiftieth birthday, she cannot believe her luck. She is told that she can ask him anything at all – except the Mozart question.
Words and music are interwoven in the Mozart Question Concert, to tell Michael Morpurgo’s haunting tale of survival against the odds, set against the background of the Holocaust.
Here, Chris Owen reviews the recent performance at York Minster where it was the headline event at The York Festival of Ideas.
Join an unmissable evening of storytelling and conversation with award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo, short story champion Jane Feaver (who will be leading this month’s masterclass), and one of the UK’s best short story writers Stuart Evers, chaired by Word Factory founder Cathy Galvin.
The Mozart Question explores how something so sublime as Mozart’s music can be used for evil purposes, but with such a light touch that it shirks nothing and yet is supremely suitable for family audiences.
Author Michael Morpurgo will read from his book accompanied by musicians John Tams and Barry Coope.
A very special opportunity to hear the well-known author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo speaking about his books and what inspires his writing.