The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures

Critically acclaimed and award-winning artist David Gonzalez and pianist Daniel Kelly return to the McCallum with a new storytelling performance featuring two stories that promise to enchant audiences of all ages. In the first one, adapted from Seymour Leichman’s The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures, Luka, son of Bustelo the jester, finds that when he sings for people spectacular pictures appear in the sky.  His songs are a blessing to all except a few who believe the boy to be possessed by evil spirits.  Will Luka’s finale be his last song?  Will beauty and truth triumph over lies and corruption? In the second story, based on a Persian tale, a clever young girl challenges the all mighty wizard. This performance features the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Astor Piazzolla, along with original compositions and arrangements by Daniel Kelly.


“…as long as David Gonzalez is around, the venerable and very fine art of storytelling is in safe hands.”
--- New York Times


"David Gonzalez speaks with courageous humanity and brilliant creativity - his poetry and stories uplift the spirit and inspire wonder."
--- Deepak Chopra