A Soldier’s Tale

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus
Members of UMD Chamber Singers

A Soldier’s Tale
Monday, September 24, 2012 . 8PM
Michael Votta
Michael Votta photo by Stan Barouh
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Conductor Michael Votta

Choir Scot Hanna-Weir

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Michael Votta leads the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, along with members of UMD  Chamber Singers, in an all-Stravinsky program featuring L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldiers Tale).

A work the composer said should be “read, played, and danced,” A Soldier’s Tale uses three actors to tell the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

Also on the program: Mass, one of Stravinsky’s only works written without a commission. Stravinsky scholars have speculated that this work, an austere 19-minute setting of the Roman Catholic Mass, was the product of “a spiritual necessity.”