Merregnon: Land of Silence is an original symphonic fairy tale, created for School and Family Concerts. Following in the tradition of timeless classics such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, it features exclusive music by internationally acclaimed composer Yoko Shimomura, known for her work on multi-million selling video games such as Super Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV. The story has been written by esteemed children’s author Frauke Angel.
Experience the musical journey of Merregnon: Land of Silence at concerts worldwide — refer to the information below for dates and locations. Additionally, witness the origin of this enchanting adventure through a 2021 performance by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy the free-to-view, specially produced concert film featuring subtitles in multiple languages.
23 April 2024
24 April 2024
25 April 2024
De Maaspoort Theater, Venlo
26 April 2024
Theater Kerkrade, Kerkrade
Yoko Shimomura states, “I’m pleased and excited to be involved in the Merregnon: Land of Silence project. Writing music that children and young people will enjoy is a rewarding challenge, and together with the charming story and beautiful artwork, I hope we will inspire a brand new generation of orchestral and classical music fans.”
Thomas Böcker is the creator, director, and producer of Merregnon: Land of Silence. Recorded in June 2021 and premiered online as a concert film on September 10, 2021, the project is now globally touring with renowned orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, captivating around 20.000 children so far.
Thomas Böcker shares, “It has always been a goal of my work to convey the beauty and power of orchestras. I’m fortunate to have had the creative help of some of the most talented individuals from the worlds of music, art and storytelling. I am forever grateful to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for trusting me to present the premiere of Merregnon: Land of Silence.”
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Merregnon is a registered trademark of Merregnon Studios
Created, directed and produced by Thomas Böcker
Music composed by Yoko Shimomura
Story written by Frauke Angel
Music arranged by Yasunori Nishiki. Solo piano arrangements by Michael Fuchs
Concert arrangement by Jonne Valtonen
Original character design and illustration by Tan Zhi Hui. Additional character design and illustration by Sun Creature Studio
Additional illustration by Studio GOINDOL Inc.
Concept artwork by Aymeric Kevin. Logo and website design by schech.net