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A Soldier's Tale

Votta
Time: 
9/24/12 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Center

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.

Featuring:

  • 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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