Igor Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du Soldat: A Story for Today
May 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm
May 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Stone Hill Theatrical Foundation
Cost: $20 per person (audience limited to 100 people)
In the wake of World War I, Igor Stravinsky was living in Switzerland, cut off from his family estate in Russia. He was receiving no royalties from his publisher in Berlin. Stage performances of his music by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe had become very infrequent. His concert works were virtually dormant. With the Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz, he conceived a small, portable entertainment, requiring neither a large theater nor a large orchestra, in fact suitable for outdoor performance. They imagined a small touring company of players – as an aspiration that proved impractical. But the work itself has vigorously survived.