About this performance
A story of hope, freedom and family love.
Join the MSO as they bring the beautiful picture book The Peasant Prince to life. Based on his best-selling memoir Mao’s Last Dancer, this work narrates with words and music the inspiring story of Li Cunxin’s childhood and follows his subsequent journey to become one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers.
Katy Abbott, MSO Composer in Residence, will explore the themes of her work with illuminating demonstrations with the orchestra.
Image credit: Anne Spudvilas
Katy Abbott* The Peasant Prince
*MSO Composer in Residence
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ingrid Martin conductor
Katy Abbott presenter
Duration: approx. 50 minutes, no interval