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Story of a Solider- Wall to Wall: Stravinsky
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




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This program was recorded 03/18/2006 at Symphony Space.

They rioted after the premiere of The Rite of Spring, but Igor Stravinsky represents more than that notorious day ni musical history. His wildly eclectic body of work includes the neo-classical ballet pulcinella and a big band concerto written for Benny Goodman -- and this 12-hour event provides a taste of everything. With hundreds of performers, Wall to Wall will follow Stravinsky from St. Petersburg to Los Angeles, from ballet to opera, from neo-classicism to atonal fireworks.

Story of a Soldier (1918)

A Fable of Salvation and Damnation to be read, danced and played

  Original French libretto by C.F. Ramuz

  The Soldier:  Richard Thomas

  The Devil: Leonard Nimoy

  Townspeople: Mac Barrett, Shino Fukui, Mary Hedahl

  Staged and narrated by Isaiah Sheffer

  Choreographed b y Carmen de Lavallade

  Assisted by Regina Larkin

  Costumes by Madeline Cohen

  Lighting by Brian Aldous

  Stage Manager: Mac Barrett

Purchase Conservatory Faculty Ensemble: Ayako Oshima, clarinet: Thomas Sefcovic, bassoon: Graham Ashton, cornet: James Pugh, trombone; Frank Cassara, percussion; Laura Smukler, violin; Timothy Cobb, bass

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