SINFONIETTA TO PERFORM THEATRICAL WORK AND WORLD PREMIERE
“THE SOLDIER’S TALE” A MUSICAL STORY WITH THREE ACTORS
For the first time at their concerts, the Sinfonietta of Riverdale will collaborate with actors to present the Faustian play “The Soldier’s Tale” by Igor Stravinsky. With raucous and sly jazzy musical numbers (such as Tango, Waltz and Ragtime), it tells the story of a Soldier who engages in a duel of wits with The Devil, loses to him at a game of cards, and battles over the fate of his precious violin. Also on the program by Stravinsky is his Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks,” inspired by the Brandenburg Concerti of Bach.
In another first for the Sinfonietta, it will present a world premiere performance of music by California-based composer, Byron Adams. Exquisitely well-crafted, the lovely “Serenade” for nine instruments hearkens back to musical traditions from the time of Dvorak, with a fresh and beguilingly personal voice.
Standard ticket price is $35 per concert (more details below). Discounted subscriptions are still available
The concerts of the Sinfonietta of Riverdale have gained a reputation for fine musicianship and stimulating programs (“Off-the-hook fabulous,” Time Out New York; “High culture has flowed northward into the Bronx,” The New Yorker; “Some Big Music for Little Riverdale,” The New York Daily News). Beyond this, they are also becoming known as major events that audiences do not want to miss. The concerts have attracted the attention of world-famous composers and musicians, a principal dancer from the Martha Graham Dance Company, vocalists from the Metropolitan and New York City Opera companies—and in December, most notably, audience members Esa-Pekka Salonen (former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Alan Gilbert (current music director of the New York Philharmonic). The Sinfonietta of Riverdale, now starting its fourth season, has become established as a major new performing entity in New York City.
MARCH 4, 2012 – A SOLDIER’S TALE
STRAVINSKY Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks”
BYRON ADAMS Serenade
STRAVINSKY A Soldier’s Tale
Standard $35; Senior $25; Riverdale Temple Member $25; Student $15
Purchase tickets at www.sinfoniettanyc.org.
For phone inquiries call: 917-689-1211 .
All concerts begin at 2:30 pm
at the Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue at 242nd St.
Plentiful free parking.