Northern Virginia Community College’s music department will put on a recital where they will perform Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center located on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.
L’histoire du Soldat is a piece for seven musicians, two actors (a soldier and the devil), a narrator and a dancer. The story is about a soldier who makes a deal with the devil to trade his violin for a magic book that is supposed to bring infinite wealth. He realizes his mistake and tries to get his violin back. The soldier encounters many interesting adventures during the performance as he tries to defeat the devil’s enchantment.
NOVA music faculty Lisa Eckstein will direct the performance. Other performers include Rick Davis as the narrator; Stephen Shetler as the soldier; Tania Sayegh as the devil; Julia Reese as the dancer; Sean Ganous on violin; Andrew Gantzer on bass; Kathy Mulcahy on clarinet; Kim Walker on the bassoon; Mike Creadon on trumpet; Jeremy Killeen on trombone and; Dakota Kaylor on percussion.
The concert is free and open to the public, and free parking is available in the B Lots on the Annandale Campus during the show. For additional information, contact Lisa Eckstein at 703.845.6252 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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