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Beyond the Score®

January 19, 2020

Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
2:30 p.m.

Music Program:
Prokofiev | Symphony No. 5

John DeMain, Conductor
James Ridge, Actor
Colleen Madden, Actor
Marcus Truschinski, Actor
Tracy Arnold, Actor
Dan Lyons, Piano

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A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and live musical examples!

Journey into the heart of the music with Beyond the Score®. Prokofiev’s popular Symphony No. 5 was a hit at home and deemed a musical celebration to the end of World War II. Discover how his experiences in America and his return to the Soviet homeland after the war instilled his belief that music should be directed towards the heroic, the beautiful, and the strong. Experience the entire work performed in the second half of the concert with a deeper understanding of the language of the composer — what he wants to express, and how he expresses it.

“This is one of the great offerings of Beyond the Score®. Three generations of great Russian composers influencing Sergei Prokofiev from childhood into his adult years, help him create the most popular of his big symphonies, his fifth. I have so much fun working with the great actors from the American Players Theatre as the interweave with the orchestra. The visuals on this one are spectacular, and we get to play this wonderful symphony for you in its entirety. Simply a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the middle of winter.” – John DeMain

This first-choice advance ticket opportunity is available ONLY to MSO subscribers, and is separate from the 2019–2020 subscription. Purchase tickets along with your subscription for the best possible seats before single tickets go on sale August 17, 2019.

Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®


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Overture Center for the Arts
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