RSO Presents: Celebrating International Peace Day
Coronado Theatre Rockford, IL
Sir Andrzej Panufnik Procession for Peace
Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
Bella Hristova, violin
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”
Panufnik, a Polish composer who defected to Britain, dedicated his Procession for Peace “to peace-loving people of every race and religion, of every political and philosophical creed.” Prokofiev wrote his dreamy first violin concerto during World War I, and its peaceful serenity stands in sharp contrast to that War’s destruction. Danish composer Nielsen wrote his Fourth Symphony against the backdrop of that war, giving it the subtitle “The Inextinguishable”, referring to the power of the human will to live.
Ticket prices are $22-58. Student tickets are available for $7.