Our January 19, 2020 “Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?” concert starred American Players Theatre actors, along with visual projections and live musical examples! — including actors James Ridge, Colleen Madden, Marcus Truschinski, Sarah Day, and pianist Dan Lyons with John DeMain and the orchestra. Relive the moments. View the slideshow of photos from the rehearsal, media appearance and performance — and read the reviews!  Click through 40+ images below.


“APT, MSO join in midwinter concert”

– Bill Wineke, Channel 3000
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“MSO dives deep into Prokofiev in Beyond the Score”

– Matt Ambrosio, The Cap Times
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“The thunder of war”

– Mike Muckian, Isthmus
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Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?
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. Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®. Read more about the program on the event page.

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