War Horse in Concert

Pops Concerts, Special Events, 2024-2025 Season

War Horse in Concert

Oct 27
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Wichita Repertory Theater (ICTRep)

War Horse is a timeless story of friendship, bravery and innocence set against the devastating backdrop of World War I, as told through the eyes of the brave-hearted horse Joey.

The acclaimed book by Michael Morpurgo has been previously adapted for the stage and for film. Now, War Horse in Concert (conceived in 2017), uses theatrical performance elements to showcase a concert-length orchestral score by British composer Adrian Sutton (whose music is often compared to that of Edward Elgar). Orchestral chapters are interwoven with four actors from ICTRep reading selections from the book, in addition to a tenor soloist and Butler Community College Concert Choir who sing historic, folk-based melodies. Visual art of Rae Smith is animated on a large projection screen.

An emotionally uplifting experience, you won't want to miss this North American Premiere of War Horse in Concert. 

This performance is recommended for ages 10+.


Sponsored by

Wichita Repertory Theater

About ICTRep

Wichita Repertory Theater (ICTRep) is a semi-professional company that produces comedies, dramas, and thrillers. This company aims to fill that semi-professional niche for artists and audiences who love plays. ICTRep productions provide challenging roles and design opportunities that allow actors and creatives to hone their crafts; in addition to, bringing audiences together to enjoy high-quality, vibrant theatrical experiences from classic and contemporary repertoire.

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Arrive Early for Concert Talks

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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