Masterworks 1: The Soldier’s Tale

September 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Cascade Theatre
1731 Market Street Redding CA 96001
Sesar Sanchez

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Shasta College Theatre | Greg Thorson, Director

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?