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Date:
March 5, 2020
Time:
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Time Details:
6:15 - 7:30 PM - Artists Exhibits 7:30 - 8:45 PM - The Louisville Orchestra
Address:
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Cost:
$20 Tickets available online at The Louisville Orchestra or at the door $25.
ADA:
Yes
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Louisville Orchestra "LG&E's Music Without Borders - A Soldier's Tale

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Enjoy an evening with the Louisville Orchestra and Conductor Teddy Abrams as they perform "A Soldier's Tale". Also featuring established local artists.

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.

Plus French composer Ravel’s gentle tribute to friends lost in WW I, Le Tombeau de Couperin is performed with the composer’s small ensemble orchestration. American composer Sarah Kirkland Snider wrote Hireath to express the deep longing for home and family experienced by many in our highly mobile society. We are pleased to bring you this work in it’s first performance by the Louisville Orchestra.

Maurice RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Sarah KIRKLAND SNIDER: Hireath
Igor STRAVINSKY: A 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

Sponsored by the Jeffersontown Arts Program and:

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