Master Storytellers

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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 8:00 PM
MASTER STORYTELLERS
First Baptist Church, Newton
Price Range: $20 – $73
STRAVINSKY L’Histoire du Soldat
SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden (arr. Mahler)
IMPORTANT UPDATE! Pro Arte is thrilled to announce that Boston theater legends Jeremiah Kissel and Will LeBow will join the performers of L’Histoire du Soldat! Read more about the actors.
In March, we bring to life Stravinsky’s epic work L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale). Adapted from a Russian folktale, the story tells of a young soldier in WWI who gives his violin to the devil in exchange for a book that predicts the economy of the future. The rakish tale is full of the composer’s wit and humor, showcasing Stravinsky’s eclectic combination of jazz elements, marches, and Russian folk music.  The piece will be narrated by Henry Fogel; the roles of the Solider and Devil will be read by Jeremiah Kissel and Will Lebow, respectively.  We complete the program with a reading of Schubert’s intense and dramatic work, Death and the Maiden, arranged by Gustav Mahler for string orchestra from the original quartet.  Kevin Rhodes returns to conduct these entrancing musical stories.
 
 

 

LISTEN

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

 
L’histoire du Soldat
The Soldier’s March
 
By the Brook
 
Pastorale
 
By the Brooke reprise
 
Soldier’s March Reprise
 
The Royal March
 
The Little Concert
 
Tango, Waltz, and Ragtime
 
The Devil’s Dance
 
Chorale
 
The Devil’s Triumphant March
 

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

 
Der Tod und das Mädchen, arr. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
I. Allegro  
II. Andante con moto  
III. Scherzo  
IV. Presto