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MUSIC W/out BORDERS: THE SOLDIER’S TALE

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:30pm

Event Description

THU 5 MAR at THE JEFFERSONIAN: The Louisville Orchestra presents a world premiere presentation of an age-old story. Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s folklore masterpiece The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du soldat) is reimagined with the composer himself in the role of the narrator. The main characters in the story are cast as puppets and a live dancer.
Manipulating two puppets, the arch-creator plays out a drama in which the naive young soldier-musician struggles with the force of the wiser, older, fame-and-fortune obsessed devil.

Who will prevail? The innocent one or the corruptor? Which Stravinsky will survive the story? The soul of the artist is at stake…

Utilizing elements of the picaresque and commedia dell’arte, this allegorical version of The Soldier’s Tale is inspired by the vision of director/performer David Bridel and his company The Clown School. The performance features puppets by master puppeteer Bob Beuth. Produced by Catherine Farrington Garcia. Adapted and directed by David Bridel. Set Design by Takeshi Kata. Costume Design by Sylvia Fuhrken. Choreography by Eric Yamil Cruz.

 

Maurice RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Sarah KIRKLAND SNIDER: Hireath
INTERMISSION
Igor STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale (“L’historie du soldat“)

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
DAVID BRIDEL, puppetmaster



SERIES SPONSORED BY REPUBLIC BANK
CONCERT SPONSORED BY ELITE BUILT HOMES
Additional support provided by OWSLEY BROWN III

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The Jeffersonian (formerly Jeffersontown Community Center)
10617 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States

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