U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus featuring members of UMD Chamber Singers presents Soldier's Tale, the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book of predictions.
- Michael Votta, conductor
- Scot Hanna-Weir, chorus master
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 intended "to 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."
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