(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Music, dance and the spoken word are on tap on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., when a Berkshire-based trio of instrumentalists joins forces with Berkshire Pulse dancers for Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) at the Meeting House on the Village Green, Route 57, as part of the 2012 Music & More series.
The musicians are Paul Green, clarinet; Joanna Maurer, violin, and Doris Stevenson, piano. Three dancers, representing the devil, the soldier and the princess, are members of the Berkshire Pulse Performing Arts Program, including Pulse faculty member Vincent Brewer, a member of the Providence Ballet Company. Choreography is by Tom Masters, also a Pulse faculty member, and Robert Olsen is the narrator.
The program also includes instrumental music of Debussy and Fritz Kreisler, and Paul Schoenfield’s exuberant and entertaining Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano.
The Stravinsky work tells the story of a soldier who has a magic violin, which he trades with the devil who promises to fulfill his every wish. One of soldier’s many encounters involves curing the lovely daughter of a king, but the devil poses a tricky adversary.
Tickets are $25 or $20 for members of the New Marlborough Village Association and can be reserved by phone at 413.229.2785 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directed by its founder Harold Lewin and in its 21st year, Music & More hosts outstanding established and next-generation actors, musicians, writers and other creative artists in performance in a beautiful New England setting. In 2012, Music & More will present eight events in the historic Meeting House on the Village Green in New Marlborough, Mass.