Stravinsky to Marsalis

Join our friends, Intersection, as they explore a concert of success, power and the depths people will descend to achieve them. Igor Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du soldat – which translates to The Soldier’s Tale – tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in exchange for wealth. Wynton Marsalis’s A Fiddler’s Tale responds to Stravinsky’s tragic work with a modern ear, bringing deeper jazz and contemporary influences to this timeless story. Stravinsky to Marsalis is an evening of music, dance and theatre featuring 7 virtuoso instrumentalists, conducted by Kelly Corcoran, directed by Jon Royal, with original choreography by Gerald Watson. The evening features Stravinsky’s blend of jazz and classical with innovative instrumentation and dance that encouraged composers including Marsalis to follow in his footsteps. The performance takes place on the 100-year anniversary of L'Histoire du soldat’s premiere to the date, so bring your friends and family to celebrate a re-imagining of this important work.


Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat / The Soldier's Tale (1918)
Marsalis: A Fiddler's Tale (1998) (excerpts)

Artists and Musicians

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor
Jon Royal, Director & Actor
Gerald Watson, Choreographer & Dancer
Deyonte Jenkins, Actor
Tamara Todres, Actor
Christen Heilman, Actor & Dancer
Carrie Bailey, Violin
Tiffany Freeman, Bass
Todd Waldecker, Clarinet
Gil Perel, Bassoon
Jeff Bailey, Trumpet
David Loucky, Trombone
Lee Vinson, Percussion