Stravinsky’s SOLDIER AND OTHER TALES, a cross-disciplinary event (4/2 @ 8PM)


Orchestra 2001, the Department of Music and Dance and the Department of Theater present

Saturday, April 2, 2016
8:00 PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Swarthmore’s contemporary ensemble-in-residence Orchestra 2001 teams up with students and faculty from Swarthmore’s Departments of Theater and Music & Dance to present a fully staged version of Stravinsky’s 1918 masterpiece L’histoire du soldat.  Directed by Eileen Hou ’16, the production features a corps of dancers and actors from Swarthmore’s performing arts departments and Orchestra 2001 conducted by Lecturer in Music Andrew Hauze ’04. The program also features the world premieres of works for the L’histoire septet by Swarthmore alum Jeremy Rapaport-Stein ’14 and current students Nathan Scalise and Zachary Tanner.  The program opens with a curtain-raiser called The Soldier Dances, a new potpourri of popular dances from the 1910’s by the African-American composer James Reese Europe, arranged especially for this concert.

Starring: Kenny Bransdorf, John Baek, Wesley Han, Molly Murphy, Isabel Clay, Andy Lee, Cathy Kandrysawtz, Hunter Lee, Victoria Hou, Prairie Wentworth-Nice

Director and Choreographer: Eileen Hou; Music Director: Andrew Hauze; Stage Manager: Aaron Slepoi; Media Designer: Aaron Jackson; Costume Designer: Raven Bennet; Lighting Designer: James Murphy; Props Managers: Juhyae Kim, Marta Roncada; Faculty Advisors: Sharon Friedler, Allen Kuharski, Laila Swanson, Tara Webb