92Y: Musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music & John de Lancie, narrator, perform Stravinsky's 'L'histoire du soldat' & more
- David Shifrin, clarinet
- Soovin Kim, violin
- John de Lancie, narrator
Francis Poulenc — Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, FP 32a
Krzysztof Penderecki — Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass
Nick Diberardino — Darmok & Jalad
Igor Stravinsky — L'Histoire du soldat ("The Soldier’s Tale")
Musicians from the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music perform Stravinsky's bold, jazzy, modern work for narrator and orchestra, with actor John de Lancie (Star Trek) taking on the role of narrator/soldier/devil.
De Lancie has a deep connection to Curtis – his father, John de Lancie, Sr. was the longtime principal oboist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and later director of the Curtis Institute. The program also includes selections featuring instrumentation employed in the Stravinsky work – clarinet and bassoon via Poulenc's masterful, rarely performed Sonata; violin and double bass in a neoclassical Penderecki work; along with a new commission by esteemed Curtis Institute faculty member Nick DiBerardino. Opening the concert is young Vietnamese composer and Curtis alum Viet Cuong's Well-Groomed, a fabulously inventive solo piece for snare drum, credit card and comb, setting the stage for the pronounced percussion of the Stravinsky work.
Attending online: Concert available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
Attending in person: Masks are highly recommended at 92NY. Visitors are not required to show proof of vaccination.
About Curtis on Tour
Curtis on Tour features extraordinary emerging professional artists performing alongside celebrated faculty and alumni. Grounded in Curtis's "learn by doing" philosophy and steeped in the school’s distinguished history of artistic excellence, this innovative global touring initiative is an integral component of a Curtis education. For more than 10 years, Curtis on Tour artists and ensembles have delighted audiences around the globe with performances that are "exhilarating from beginning to end" (Washington Post). https://www.curtis.edu/curtis-performances/on-tour/
About David Shifrin, clarinet
About Soovin Kim, violin
About John de Lancie, narrator
Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92Y1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128