ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
This special event will feature music from three of Stravinsky’s iconic theater works. The dazzling Piano Suite from Petrushka was inspired by the music from his groundbreaking 1911 ballet, and the neoclassic Suite Italienne for violin and piano was adapted from Stravinsky’s charming and witty score for his 1923 ballet Pulcinella. The afternoon will culminate with a fully narrated, choreographed performance of Stravinsky’s seminal 1918 theater work, The Soldier’s Tale, the Faustian tale of a young soldier who makes a deal with the Devil.
|Igor Stravinsky||Three Movements from Petrushka
Andrew Tyson, piano
|Igor Stravinsky||Suite Italienne
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Andrew Tyson, piano
|Igor Stravinsky||The Soldier’s Tale
Benjamin Luxon, narrator; Anni Crofut, dancer; Instrumental Septet