The 8 PM concert will be broadcast live on WFUV 90.7 FM. Claudia Marshall will host the broadcast. Whisper House, according to press notes, "centers around an 11-year-old boy named Christopher who is sent to live with his eccentric aunt Lilly who lives in a lighthouse on the New England Coast. It is 1942 and the boy's father has been killed in the war and his mother is unable to care for him in the aftermath of her husband's death. Lilly has a hired hand at the lighthouse, a Japanese man named Yasujiro, and Christopher's suspicions about him set in motion the series of events that constitute the narrative of the show. As the plot unfolds, each track brilliantly captures the emotions and thoughts of the characters."
Sheik's solo album of songs from the musical, also entitled "Whisper House," was released by RCA Victor in January. Song titles include "Better to Be Dead," "We're Here to Tell You," "And Now We Sing," "The Tale of Solomon Snell," "Earthbound Starlight," "Play Your Part," "You've Really Gone and Done It Now," "How It Feels," "I Don't Believe in You" and "Take A Bow."
Sheik, who earned Tony Awards for his score and orchestrations on Spring Awakening, is also at work on the musicals The Nightingale and Nero with Tony-winning Spring Awakening collaborator Steven Sater. His albums include "Duncan Sheik," "Humming," "Phantom Moon," "Daylight" and "White Limousine."
For more information visit www.duncansheik.com/whisperhouse.