Sunday Morning Music / Santa Monica: Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale Tickets
About Sunday Morning Music / Santa Monica: Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale
Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" is a captivating chamber music piece that tells the story of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for unlimited wealth and knowledge. Time weaves its tapestry, as the soldier's violin weeps in longing, battling against the siren call of temptation. Composed during Stravinsky's transitional period, it showcases his innovative use of rhythm, harmonies, and instrumentation. Stravinsky’s presence in Los Angeles greatly influenced the local music scene, inspiring a new generation of composers and performers and contributing to the cultural richness of the city. This special performance is narrated by renowned pianist, actor, and playwright Hershey Felder and features a musical septet of some of LA Phil's most accomplished musicians, conducted by Elias Peter Brown. Elias Peter Brown is a graduate of Santa Monica High School, who was named Colburn School’s Esa-Pekka Salonen Fellow for 23/24 and will be personally mentored by Salonen. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale will be Brown’s US Conducting Debut. Stravinsky’s Soldier's Tale is part of the Sunday Morning Music / Santa Monica concert series, curated by award-winning cellist and longtime BroadStage collaborator Antonio Lysy. This new and engaging chamber music series brings together distinguished artists and enthusiastic audiences. Let us deepen and enrich our musical friendships!