Masterworks 1: The Soldier’s Tale

When:
September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
2021-09-26T14:00:00-07:00
2021-09-26T14:15:00-07:00
Where:
Laxson Auditorium
400 W 1st St
Chico Ca 95929
Contact:
Sesar Sanchez
5302283611

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Shasta College Theatre | Greg Thorson, Director

Program:
STRAVINSKY - The Soldier’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky

Our return to the stage delves into Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a work of adaptation born from an immense struggle.  It’s a work that emerged near the end of World War I and the 1918 pandemic during a time when Stravinsky’s large ballets were not able to be performed.  We partner with Shasta College Theatre in a telling of this remarkable tale of a common soldier who, on leave from the troops, trades in his scratched violin for a promise of riches.  Unknowingly making a deal with the devil, this story addresses the universal question that everyone eventually asks themselves:  what makes us really happy?