BRUCE ADOLPHE, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs of the Chamber Music Society, is also an eminent composer, having written music for Itzhak Perlman, David Shifrin, the National Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Beaux Arts Trio, Sylvia McNair, the Brentano Quartet, as well as for other musicians and organizations, including The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As composer, author, actor, pianist, and scriptwriter, he creates the CMS Meet the Music!, a concert series for family audiences, and has earned a national reputation in the field of music education. His many compositions for family audiences include Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto, Tough Turkey in the Big City, and Red Dogs and Pink Skies. The founding director of PollyRhythm Productions, an innovative music education company, he has written three books: The Mind’s Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination; What to Listen for in the World; and Of Mozart, Parrots, and Cherry Blossoms in the Wind: A Composer Explores Mysteries of the Musical Mind. His weekly radio program, a part of Performance Today, is now in its third year, heard in over 200 cities. Recently commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Chicago Humanities Festival to create a chamber work based on Eric Rohmann’s book, Time Flies, other newly completed works include a violin concerto, a chamber sextet inspired by six contemporary painters, and a setting of Iroquois poetry for soprano and piano trio. A recording of his music on the Naxos American Classics series was one of five CDs winning a Grammy award for its producer David Frost. He has appeared on the Live From Lincoln Center telecasts and on New York’s Metro Arts for PBS. Mr. Adolphe lives in New York with his wife, pianist Marija Stroke, their daughter Katja, and PollyRhythm, his opera- and jazz-loving parrot.