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The Rose of Sonora

2019-2020 Season, Masterworks

The Rose of Sonora

Apr 4
7:30 PM
Apr 5
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Holly Mulcahy, Violin; Nicholas Bardonnay, Photographer & Multimedia Artist

JOHN WILLIAMS The Cowboy Overture
GEORGE S. CLINTON The Rose of Sonora, a Violin Concerto in Five Scenes
BARBER Adagio for Strings
COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
with stunning photochoreography projected on three giant screens above the Orchestra!

Hold on to your hat as the Concert Hall transforms into the rugged frontier! Copland’s iconic Rodeo comes to life on the big screen as behind-the-scenes footage from an action-packed rodeo is projected above the WSO for a lively visual experience to match the toe-tapping music. WSO Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy is joined by a cowboy chorus for The Rose of Sonora, a cinematic violin concerto in five scenes depicting freedom, love, betrayal, and vengeance in the wild west.

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Holly Mulcahy

About Holly Mulcahy

First Solo Appearance with the Wichita Symphony
As an in-demand performer, Holly balances her orchestral duties with numerous concerto performances around the country. Passionate about performing living American composers’ works, Holly has been featured as soloist for concertos by Jennifer Higdon, Jim Stephenson and Philip Glass in addition to The Rose of Sonora by film composer George S. Clinton on this concert's program. Learn more about Holly at

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If you’d like to learn more about the music in our concert programs, Concert Talks are just what you need! Before every Masterworks Concert, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will present pre-concert talks which help prepare you and deepen your understanding of the music to be performed in the program. Sometimes our guest soloists even join Maestro Hege for a discussion of their concerto collaboration! Free to all ticket holders, Concert Talks take place in the Concert Hall one hour prior to each Masterworks performance.

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