Soldiers' Tales

12 February 2015

Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens' Building, QMUL, E1 4NS

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East London Music Group, directed by Matthew Hardy, together with
drama students and music scholars of Queen Mary University of London
Tickets £5 (full), £2 (students)

Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale is a witty and sardonic Faustian tale of a hapless soldier who meets the devil and
foolishly exchanges his fiddle in return for sweet words of untold wealth. The instrumental writing is among the most
virtuosic in all chamber music, and this brilliant new ensemble gives its debut performance.
Stravinsky’s great work becomes the inspiration for new ‘tales’ devised by QMUL drama students in collaboration
with QMUL Music Scholars which precede Stravinsky’s masterwork