Little Amatis (Lea Hausmann) has had enough. Her Dad (Ib Hausmann) just works traveling all around the world to play concerts. What she wants is not the gifts that he returns home with after each trip but to play with him. She decides it must change! She begins to dream of a trip with her Dad to Lapland, far away from everything, in a snowy magical place and accompanied by a moose and the mysterious aurora borealis. Helped by her big brother (Sam Shepherd) and her stuffed cat (Mengjie Han), she will do everything to have her Dad give her the only gift she really wants.
the Unexpected Gift
'Amatis and the Unexpected Gift' is a unique blend of theatre production, classical music concert and a magic show all wrapped up in a beautiful original story. Directed by Lionel Ménard, who is known for his creative work with Marcel Marceau and Michael Jackson amongst others, he joins forces with The Amatis Piano Trio and clarinettist Ib Hausmann to create this unique theatre experience designed to help introduce children to the wonders and fantasy of classical music. The Amatis Trio and Ib Hausmann are both, the actors and the musical performers in this production. After a hugely successful and sold out run at the Luxembourg Philharmonie in 2018 they hope to take this beautiful project to new venues and young audiences all over the world.