Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)

An all-star lineup of leading musicians comes together to perform two iconic works: Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale Suite and Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale. Written with novelist C.F. Ramuz as a work that could be produced easily and economically during World War I, Stravinsky's suite tells of a soldier who deals with the devil, rising to fame and fortune, but crumbling when the devil returns to reclaim his soul. Created as a response to The Soldier's Tale Suite, Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale brings the story into the present and into his own sound world, pulling in elements of jazz, blues, ragtime, and more. All members of the Gateways Music Festival, this special ensemble includes members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Imani Winds, The Phoenix Symphony, and more.

About Phylicia Rashad, narrator

Phylicia Rashad is an American actress. She is dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University and best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She also played Ruth Lucas on Cosby.