In a departure from the usual way of presenting Stravinsky's iconic L'Histoire du Soldat, we will replace the dramatic action and much of the original Ramuz text with improvised interpolations featuring trumpet virtuoso supreme, Peter Evans, who will lead an extraordinary group of Bay Area improvisers, including special guests Ritwik Banerji, Nava Dunkelman, and India Cooke. The result will be an Evans/Stravinsky mash-up in which two musics will speak to each other across a century-responding and resonating, cajoling and interrupting-in a conversation about the eternal issues of good and evil; war and peace.
IGOR STRAVINSKY, L'Histoire du Soldat (1918)
Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Richard Worn, bass; Jeff Anderle, clarinet; Dana Jessen, bassoon; Brad Hogarth, trumpet; Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone; Christopher Froh, percussion
PETER EVANS, Improvised Interpolations of L'Histoire du Soldat (2016)
Peter Evans, trumpet (soloist); Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; William Winant, percussion; Steve Schick, percussion; Ritwik Banerji, saxophone; Nava Dunkelman, percussion; India Cooke, violin
This concert is part of SFCMP's "On STAGE Series", which brings to the stage some of the most influential national and international contemporary classical composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Free and open to the public:
4:00 - 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 - 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick
Open to ticket-holders:
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT
Presented by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players