Loading...
 

content

Igor Stravinsky’s 'Soldiers Tale' Told

GSU Players and musicians present century-old modernist fable

Soldier's Tale Horiz
Photo credit: Stuart Gerber
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A scene from Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale."

One hundred years to the day (Sept. 28) after its original premiere in Laussane, Switzerland, the Georgia State University Players under the direction of Dr. W. Keith Tims, accompanied by GSU faculty musicians (plus a couple of non-faculty players), will stage Igor Stravinsky’s celebrated early 20th century avant-garde work Histoire du soldat (Soldier’s Tale). Essentially a Faustian pact served up with a side of Robert Johnson’s crossroads fable, Histoire du soldat chronicles the fate of a deserter who trades his violin for riches at the expense of his soul. The music incorporates hints of ragtime with modernist classical leanings while the instrumentation — violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and percussion – wouldn’t be out of place on the streets of New Orleans of the era.

Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du soldat (Soldier’s Tale). Free. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 & 29. Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 15 Gilmer Street S.E. GSU campus.



More By This Writer

Eyedrum turns 20 Article

Thursday October 18, 2018 08:40 am EDT
The outsider arts institution celebrates a milestone with Gold Sparkle Band, Bent Frequency, DfTaLS, and more | more...

Sarah Hennies performs a 'Portrait Concert' Oct. 12 Article

Friday October 12, 2018 10:34 am EDT
Bent Frequency opens its 2018-19 series AMPLIFY! | more...

Lonnie Holley and the ‘MITH’ of America Article

Thursday September 20, 2018 11:27 am EDT
The outlier artist and musician reckons with the 21st century | more...

Tracy Woodard: No fiddlin’ around Article

Thursday June 7, 2018 01:19 pm EDT
The violinist juggles music, activism, and family | more...

Dust-to-Digital and Bill Ferris on the music of Mississippi and more Article

Wednesday May 30, 2018 12:23 pm EDT
The renowned folklorist host rare documentary screenings and a Q&A | more...
Search for more by Doug DeLoach