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Monday, February 04, 2008

Audience to get rare symphonic performance of Russian work

The Southeast Kansas Symphony will treat audiences to one of Igor Stravinsky’s rarely performed works “L’Histoire du Soldat,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in McCray Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

The concert will also include Stravinsky’s “Fanfare for a New Theatre” for two trumpets and Mendelssohn’s “Sinfonia No. 9,” performed by the SEK Symphony strings.

Stravinsky, a Russian composer, was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He wrote many stylistically diverse compositions over the years including one ballet that provoked a riot at its premiere. Translated as “Soldier’s Tale,” the performance of “L’Histoire du Soldat,” will be presented at PSU by nine musicians including several Department of Music faculty.

For more information, go to
www.seksymphony.org or call Stella Hastings at 620-235-4469.

(Shown at right: the L'Histoire du Soldat performers.)

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