War & Peace

October 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


HANDEL: Overture to the Royal Fireworks Music
SHUYING-LI: Purple Mountains (commission)
PROKOFIEV: Symphonic Suite from War and Peace (selections)
HOLST: The Planets

Join us for our epic season opener with an emotional roller-coaster of music from the Baroque
to the 21st century! Hear the premiere of a new work by rising star composer Shuying-Li about the
Nanking Massacre in her native China during WWII; bathe in the incredible ballet music of the great
20th century Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev with the full NFSO chorale; experience Gustav
Holst’s famous nine-movement suite The Planets coordinated with the latest NASA imagery of our
solar system.

6 p.m. Pre-concert lecture with
Maestro Todd Craven in Tyler Recital Hall

7p.m. Concert
MKAC Mainstage

Tickets $30
18 & Under $16