The Golden Touch
The Golden Touch is a musical retelling of the Greek myth of King Midas composed by Giannis Georgantelis for symphony orchestra, children’s choir and soloists with text and lyrics by award winning Canadian author Glen Huser.
The Golden Touch invites readers and listeners into a world where the old adage, “be careful what you wish for”, is borne out as a king with a lust for wealth responds to an offer by the god Dionysus that he might have anything he desires by requesting that all he touches should turn to gold.
The Golden Touch is filled with the antics of thoughtless fauns, the ancient storyteller Silenus, the misguided king who should have stuck to tending roses, his queen-always ready for battle--and their beloved daughter, Zoe.
Greek-Canadian production of Chromamusika ( Montreal ) with the Orchestre Symphonique Pop de Montreal and 200 children from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Youth Chorus. Featuring soloists: Dimitris Ilias , Maria Diamantis , Desmond Byrne & Juliana Theodoropoulos. Orchestra conductor Alain Cazes. Choir conductors Dimitris Ilias - Maria Diamantis .
The recordings took place in Montreal , London and Athens . Narration provided by Terry Jones of Monty Pythons fame.
Published October 2015 by Tradewind Books , Vancouver ( Book & CD) and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Philippe Beha. Golden Touch became officially part of the Laval 50year celebration.
Recording the children in "Golden Touch" song
Pictures by Philippe Beha