Join us for an enthralling rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s most beloved theatrical work, The Soldier’s Tale, performed by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with narration. The Soldier’s Tale was conceived of by Stravinsky and Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz and is based on a Russian folk tale, The Runaway Soldier and the Devil. The story relates the parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain.
Born in Russia, Igor Stravinsky is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. The hallmark of his vast body of music is its stylistic diversity across many genres. His most famous and enduring works, his ballet scores to “The Firebird,” “Petrushka,” and “The Rite of Spring,” pushed the boundaries of musical design and earned him the reputation as a musical revolutionary.
Reservations are required.
$10 tickets available for members, seniors, and military. $20 general admission.
Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.