Monday, April 11, 2011

REPOST: "Soldier's Tale" At Antioch College April 23rd

Free ‘Soldier’s Tale’
Performance at Antioch College on
April 23rd

unveils famous Stravinsky story through lens of Kurt Vonnegut

The Johnstone Fund for New Music will present a
concert performance of Igor Stravinsky's Soldier's
score and Kurt Vonnegut libretto in a contemporary music, theater and
dance presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in South Gym at Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Based on a Russian folk tale, The Soldier’s Tale, also known asL'histoire du soldat, follows a deserting soldier who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a book that predicts the future. The
virtuosic score that Igor Stravinsky composed for The Soldier’s Tale in 1918 has been re-conceptualized many times. In 1993, novelist Kurt Vonnegut revamped the story to explore the life of Eddie
Slovik, the only American soldier executed for desertion in World War II, and
the first since the Civil War.

This performance was coordinated
nonprofit recital series Sunday at
Central, features Columbus Symphony musicians, and is made possible by major
funding from the Johnstone Fund for New Music.
The ensemble features David Niwa, violin; Gary Wasserman, bass; Robert Jones, clarinet; Betsy Sturdevant, bassoon; Tom Battenberg, cornet; Rich Howenstein,
trombone; Bill Lutz, percussion; and conductor Olev Viro. Collaborating with the musicians are area director and choreographer Rani Deighe Crowe, and Melissa Heston and their company of local dancers and actors.

Free parking is available behind the Olive Kettering Library, 260 E.
South College Street.

About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences.
The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of
Antioch University, the multi-campus system it created.