Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:00pm
A Soldier's Tale
Where |Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742
About This Event
Michael Votta leads the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, along with members of UMD Chamber Singers, in an all-Stravinsky program featuring L'Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier's Tale).
A work the composer said should be "read, played, and danced," A Soldier's Tale uses three actors to tell the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.
Also on the program: Mass, one of Stravinsky's only works written without a commission.
Stravinsky scholars have speculated that this work, an austere 19-minute setting of the Roman Catholic Mass, was the product of "a spiritual necessity."