War Horse in Concert

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War Horse in Concert

Oct 27
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Wichita Repertory Theater

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):  the orchestral chapters and interwoven with four actors from ICTRep reading selections from the book. In addition, a tenor soloist and a choir sing historic, folk-based melodies, while 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. 

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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